DCR - Department of Conservation and Recreation consisting of two divisions: Parks, and Water Supply Protection. This site is only concerned with the latter.

DWSP - Division of Water Supply Protection

MassDEP or DEP - Massachusett's own Department of Environmental Protection.

NGO - Non-Governmental Organization

NEMBA - New England Mountain Biking Association

WRW - Ware River Watershed

MWRA - Massachusetts Water Resource Authority...The sole customer for water supplied by the DWSP from the Quabbin, Ware and Wachusett watersheds