Causes for Action

Dam & Waterlevel

Local ownership and control; maintenance and safety; waterlevels for connectivty to streams, healthy fisheries and wetland habitats, recreation, safety and flood control; winter drawdown and summer storage capacity. Take a closer look...

Clean Water

Sampling, testing, and monitoring; watershed surveys and cleanups, two 319 stormwater grants with site contruction and educational outreach to residents, campers, youth, and agriculture, horsekeepers and property owners. Learn more...

Safety

Channel makers and safety buoys; annual Vessel Safety Check event; education and outreach to public boat ramp users; advocating safety and enforcement patrols by town, state, and Environmental Police. Wear it and check the rules ...

Healthy Fisheries!

Aquatic Plant Survey Team: training in identification; annual survey using GPS, point grid, and rake-toss method; snorkeling for problematic areas; periodic surveying by outside professionals; coordinating with water quality for long term results; public outreach. Be a Weed Watcher...

Lake & Watershed Conservation

Saved and enhance 100 acres of significant watershed property with priority habitat for endangered species; hold lake’s flow rights; identifying important available parcels advocating for preservation. Join the effort protection Manchaug Pond...

Manchaug Pond viewed from the northwest at 1000 feet. In the foreground, the conservation property of watershed forest and ponds which filter water flowing to the lake, as well as the house, fields, and barns are visible.

Photo by member and pilot Russell Spain.

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Protect Your Lake & Watershed

    • Partner with others who share your passion as a member of the Manchaug Pond Foundation.
    • Connect in advocacy and action to make a real difference for this 380 acre community resource.
    • Plan and participate in fun events, educational efforts, clean-ups and water quality tasks around the lake.
    • Commit to protecting and preserving Manchaug Pond for today and future generations.
    • Inspire and engage others to support and join in our important work.
Do sign up today! Become part of this lake community: connected, dedicated and engaged for Manchaug Pond.


Events for You


  1. Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

    Free Vessel Safety Check: Make Your Boating Safe and Legal!

    June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Manchaug Pond Foundation

    Members’ Social / Breakfast

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Manchaug Pond Foundation July 4th Lighting of the Shoreline

    Lighting of the Shoreline

    July 3 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Manchaug Pond Foundation Fundraising

    On-Lake POKER RUN

    July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Manchaug Pond Foundation

    Cheer on the Pan-Mass Challenge!

    August 3 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am

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