Events At A Glance 2017

MARCH
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APRIL
8     Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) and (MPF) On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
23 – 29  National Volunteer Week
29    Spring Cleanup Ramp, Roadsides and Shoreline: 9:00 AM to Noon., Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.

MAY American Wetlands Month
13    BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
20-26 National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month
TBD     Vessel Safety Check: 9AM to Noon, State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton
10    BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
24   Spring Social: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, YMCA Camp Blanchard.

JULY
2     Boat Decorating Contest: 1:00 PM, Meet at Blueberry Island for judging.
    Lighting of Shoreline:  9:00 PM
8     BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
30 4th Annual Poker Run: 1-3 PM,  Playing poker on or off the lake for the benefit of Manchaug Pond.

AUGUST
5      Pan-Mass Challenge Cheering Squad at Manchaug Pond: 6 -6:30 AM, Manchaug Road, Sutton
12    BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
19    Annual Meeting of the Members: 9:00 AM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall.
Wk of the 27th   Weed Watchers/Aquatic Plant Survey Teams conduct annual survey of lake. 3-5 PM

SEPTEMBER
3      Lighting of Shoreline: 8:30 PM
9     BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
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OCTOBER
TBD   Water Quality Exhibit during Waters Farm Fall Festival: 10 AM – 4 PM Waters Rd., Sutton.
14     BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
14     Seventh Annual The Dam Race 5K Run, 3K Health Walk: 9:30 AM
28    Fall Cleanup of Ramp, Roadsides and Shoreline & Invasive Weed Pull: 9:00 – Noon, Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.

NOVEMBER
11     BRC  water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond watershed.

TBD     Horsekeeping & Water Quality Workshops and Demonstrations

Check back often for additions!

 

Outside Conferences and Training Opportunities

March 4        Annual Environmental Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions: Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA.

Ongoing        Various training sessions by the Mass Association of Conservation Commissioners on topics from plant id., erosion control, to stormwater management.

March 25      27th Annual Mass. Land Conservation Conference ~ Scaling Up: Meeting New Challenges: Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester.

April 7         Mass Congress of Lake and Pond Associations Annual Workshop ~ Climate Change and Lakes in Massachusetts: MA DFW Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581.

April 15          Blackstone River Coalition’s Annual Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Summit Mass Audubon’s Board Meadow Brook Conservation Center, 414        Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA.