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 ...

NO Invasive Species!

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 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.



Manchaug Pond viewed from the northwest at 1000 feet. In the foreground, the forest and ponds,as well as the house, fields, and barns of the conservation property are visible.

Photo by pilot and member Russell Spain.

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    Events for You


    1. Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

      Kayaking? Life Jackets Required

      September 15, 2018 - May 15, 2019
    2. Walking/Hiking? Blaze Orange!

      October 1 @ 6:00 am - December 31 @ 6:00 pm
    3. Manchaug Pond Foundation Waterlevel & Dam

      Winter Lake Draw-down Begins

      October 9, 2018 - April 1, 2019

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