Events At A Glance 2017

Foundation Events:

MARCH
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APRIL –
8     Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) and (MPF) On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
22  Earth Day
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
10   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   Social & 50th Anniversary Celebration: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Boat House.

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
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
14-15 Water Quality Exhibit during Waters Farm Fall Festival: 10 AM – 4 PM Waters Rd., Sutton.
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!

Events by Other Groups:

Fishing Tournaments

Manchaug Pond hosts numerous fishing and kayak/canoe clubs from the tri-state area during the boating season through the public access boat ramp.

For 2017, some 25+ events are scheduled with the Massachusetts Office of Fishing and Boating Access:

4/23/2017    Lip Rippers Fishing Club
4/29/2017    Northern RI Bass Anglers
4/30/2017    Nipmuc Bass
5/07/2017    American Bass Anglers District 36
5/12/2017    Midweek Hawg Haulers
5/13/2017    Green Water Wizards
5/14/2017    Norfolk County Bass Anglers
5/21/2017    Wachusetts Bassmasters
5/27/2017    Wachusetts Bassmasters
6/11/2017    Coventry Bass Anglers
6/17/2017    Nebassin
6/18/2017   Siver City Bass
6/25/2017   Northeast Ri Bass
7/09/2017   Classic Bass Anglers
7/22/2017   Worcester County Bassers
7/23/2017   Nipmuc Bass
8/06/2017   Norfolk County Bass Anglers
8/08/2017   Lunker Landers
8/20/2017   Pioneer Valley Bass Anglers
8/27/2017   Bass Bums
9/09/2017   Blackstone Valley Bassmasters
9/10/2017   Fall River Bass Anglers
9/16/2017   Club Renegade RI
9/23/2017   Nebassin
9/24/2017   Coventry Bass Anglers
10/07/2017  Last Cast Anglers

Conferences and Training Opportunities

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

Feb. 20        Annual Environmental Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions: Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA.

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.

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.

November 3 – 4     2017 Massachusetts Trails Conference ~ Building Community Trails: A Path to Vibrant Communities: Double Tree Inn by Hilton, Leominster, MA.