Events At A Glance 2016

MARCH
10    Big Raffle tickets available today!

APRIL
9     Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
10 – 16  National Volunteer Week
23    Spring Cleanup Ramp, Roadsides and Shoreline: 9:00 AM to Noon., Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.

MAY American Wetlands Month
14    BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
21-27 National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month
4     Vessel Safety Check: 9AM State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton
11    BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
25  Spring Social & Big Raffle Drawing: 9:00 AM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall. PLEASE NOTE: The date of the Social and BIG Raffle drawing has been changed from June 18th to the 25th!

JULY
3     Boat Decorating Contest:1:00 PM Meet at Blueberry Island for judging.
    Lighting of Shoreline:  8:00 PM
9     BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.

AUGUST
6      Pan-Mass Challenge Cheering Squad at Manchaug Pond: 6 -6:30 AM, Manchaug Road, Sutton
7      3rd Annual   Poker Run: 1-3 PM (Rain date the 14th) Playing poker on or off the lake for the benefit of Manchaug Pond.
13    BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
20    Annual Mtg. of the Members: 9:00 AM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall.
Wk of the 28th   Weed Watchers/Aquatic Plant Survey Teams conduct annual survey of lake. 3-5 PM

SEPTEMBER
4      Lighting of Shoreline: 8:30 PM
10    BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.

OCTOBER
1-2   Water Quality Exhibit during Waters Farm Fall Festival: 10 AM – 4 PM Waters Rd., Sutton.
8      BRC and MPF On-lake water quality monitoring/testing of Manchaug Pond and watershed.
15     Sixth Annual The Dam Race 5K Run, 3K Health Walk: 9:30 AM
29    Fall Cleanup of Ramp, Roadsides and Shoreline & Invasive Weed Pull: 9:00 – Noon, Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.

NOVEMBER
12     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

February        Annual Environmental Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions

March            Blackstone River Coalition’s Annual Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Summit

April               26th Annual Mass. Land Conservation Conference: 8AM- 4PM,  Worcester Technical High School.

May               Mass Congress of Lake and Pond Associations Annual Workshop: Worcester State College

October          Massachusetts Wildlife Management Conference

November      Massachusetts Trails Conference