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Public Hearings: Manchaug Pond Notice of Intent

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Manchaug Pond Foundation Water Quality

Public hearings have been scheduled to discuss an integrated aquatic management program at Manchaug Pond to monitor, assess, and implement measures for control of non-native/nuisance aquatic vegetation, with a toolbox of methods from winter lake-level drawdown to the use of Diver-Assisted Suction Harvesting to U.S. EPA/State registered aquatic herbicides. Solitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury will be presenting for the applicant:

Sutton Conservation Commission:  continued to July 18th at 7:30 p.m. from June 6th, June 20th, Sutton Town Hall, Uxbridge Road, Sutton

Douglas Conservation Commission:  continued to July 16th at 7:30 p.m. from June 18th,  Douglas Municipal Center, 29 Depot Street,  Douglas

For more information:

  • Manchaug Pond Foundation Board of Directors’ Letter to shoreline abutters
  • Manchaug Pond Notice of Intent (NOI) and Solitude Lake Management 2017 survey results
  • On the two target non-native plants, Variable Milfoil and Fanwort, visit the No Invasives! website page. Click on the photo for more information.
  • To watch the presentation before the town of Sutton Board of Selectman by the MPF President, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary.
  • To view a Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting boats in action on another lake, visit Manchaug Pond’s YouTube Channel DASH Playlist.
  • On winter lake-level drawdown visit the Waterlevel & Dam website page.


Specific questions or observe, volunteer and assist,  use our contact button:

  • concerning the use of pesticides – direct to Board member William Langlois who is spearheading the initiative with Solitude Lake Management.
  • development of a new Diver-Assisted Suction Harvesting program/boat for Manchaug Pond – direct to Treasurer Edward Biehn who is researching and developing with President David Schmidt in order to vacuum out specific problem weed plants/beds at your waterfront and dock.
  • to volunteer or observe the MPF Aquatic Plant Survey Teams in action in August – direct to survey team member Phyllis Charpentier


Thank you as always for your support, time and membership in the Manchaug Pond Foundation.  If you haven’t… join as a member,  renew, donate to a cause, and volunteer today!

Manchaug Pond Foundation





July 16
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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