Manchaug Pond Foundation Events

Cleanup of Manchaug Pond Watershed

Posted October 27, 2017   Let’s do it!  – A clean up event for a great cause and in beautiful weather and during autumn foliage season. Join the Manchaug Pond Foundation Board of Directors, members, and friends tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 28, 2017 in a fall clean-up event of the Manchaug Pond watershed. We’ll be out in force picking up the lake’s coves and shoreline, watershed roadsides, and public access boat ramp of litter and potential threats to water quality. Meet anytime from 9 AM to 12:00 Noon at the State Boat Ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton to team up with others, get gloves and garbage bags, and grab some refreshment and conversation. In cooperation with the Town of Sutton Highway Department and in continued support of a completed Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) S. 319 Non-point Source Pollution Grant, educational information on residential Low Impact Development (LID) techniques such as landscaping with buffer zones and rain gardens to limit runoff of fertilizer nutrients and pet and livestock wastes will be offered to participants as made possible by the water quality grant. As all live in a watershed, additional resources for educators, students, lake visitors and residents are …

Reserve your race day t-shirt. Today!

Run, Walk, Cheer’em on! Today is the last day to reserve your THE DAM Race t-shirt and get your name bold, black, and forever on the back! (read more…)

Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

Kayaking or canoeing? Lifejackets Required!

Posted September 14, 2017 Did you know life jackets are required for cold weather kayaking in five states including Massachusetts? From September 15th through May 15th life jackets are required, yes mandatory, for all person’s kayaking and canoeing on Manchaug Pond and all other Massachusetts waterways. It is not enough to have the life jacket in the boat, all persons on board a canoe or kayak must wear a life jacket/PFD at all times. Seasonal cold water temperatures combined with rough water, rain and windy conditions which occur suddenly on a lake, even 380 acre Manchaug Pond, leave a boater at risk. Your safety is of utmost concern, don’t be caught of guard! Compliance with state boating rules and regulations are enforced with safety inspections performed regularly by town, state and environmental police at Manchaug Pond’s public access boat ramp and on the water. Visit our Safe Boating page for your safety check list, boating rules and regs and courses, and where to report an accident/incident. If cold weather boating in the other states of Connecticut, Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania, check the local laws to make sure you are in compliance as dates and requirements vary.