Events At A Glance 2018

Manchaug Pond Foundation:

Events & Fundraisers

Have an event you would like to see or a great idea for a fundraiser? Contact us!
Our committees and teams are planning events for 2018 with our Board of Directors scheduled to approve at the March board meeting.
Check back and/or visit our Calendar page,  hover over each event to get the details!

MARCH:

SPLASH! The Manchaug Pond Foundation newsletter! Submit your article(s) or photo(s) for consideration in the Spring issue! Not a Member/Friend? Join/donate today to receive Splash! in your home mailbox!

APRIL:

14     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

22    Earth Day

15 – 22   National Volunteer Week

28    SPRING CLEANUP of RAMP, ROADSIDES, AND SHORELINE: 9:00 AM to Noon., Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton. Refreshments, gloves and bags available.

MAYAmerican Wetlands Month

12     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

19-25    National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month

9   VESSEL SAFETY CHECK: 9:00 AM to Noon, State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton
9    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

23    MEMBERS SOCIAL: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall.

JULY

3    LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 9:00 PM

8    BOAT DECORATING CONTEST: 1:00 PM, Meet at Blueberry Island for judging. Join in!

14   WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

29    5th Annual POKER RUN: 1-3 PM, Playing poker on or off the lake for the benefit of Manchaug Pond.

AUGUST

4      PAN-MASS CHALLENGE CHEERING SQUAD at Manchaug Pond: 6 -6:30 AM, Manchaug Road, Sutton

11     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

11    ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS: 9:00 AM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall.

WEED WATCHERS AQUATIC PLANT SURVEY Teams conduct annual survey of lake. 3:00-5:00 PM

SEPTEMBER

2     LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 8:30 PM

8     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

SPLASH! The Manchaug Pond Foundation newsletter! Submit your article or photo for consideration in the Fall issue!

OCTOBER

13      WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

20     8th Annual THE DAM RACE 5K Run, 3K Health Walk: 9:30 AM

27    FALL CLEANUP OF RAMP, ROADSIDES, AND SHORELINE: 9:00 – Noon, Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.

NOVEMBER

10    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC). Volunteer!

TBD     Horsekeeping & Water Quality Workshops and Demonstrations

Visit our calendar,  hover over the event to get the details!

Events by Other Organizations:

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. Please inform the Massachusetts Office of Fishing and Boating Access of your event as required and to ensure sufficient parking.

  • 04/07/2018 Next Level Bass Fishing
  • 04/21/2018 Nebassin
  • 05/06/2018 Mass Bass Busters
  • 05/12/2018 Basseekers
  • 05/20/2018 American Bass Anglers District 36
  • 06/02/2018 Bass Addicts
  • 06/09/2018 Massbassnation
  • 06/16/2018 Last Cast Anglers
  • 06/23/2018 Wachusetts Bassmasters
  • 06/24/2018 Baystate Rodbenders
  • 07/08/2018 Silver City Bass
  • 07/14/2018 Northern Rhode Island Bass Anglers
  • 07/21/2018 NE Bassin
  • 07/28/2018 Silver City Lunkers
  • 07/29/2018 Coventry Bass Anglers
  • 08/04/2018 Worcester County Bassers
  • 08/12/2018 South Middlesex Bass Anglers
  • 08/19/2018 Bay State Bass Anglers
  • 09/16/2018 Weedhawg Anglers
  • 09/23/2018 Eastside Sport Fishing Club
  • 10/13/2018 Worcester Bassmasters Of Neba
  • 10/21/2018 Northeast RI Bass

Conferences & Training Opportunities

Represent      ~     Learn     ~     Network
Join Manchaug Pond Foundation leaders at these events!


Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

8:00 AM-5:15 PM

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Annual Environmental Conference

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Saturday, March 24, 2018

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference: "Leading Locally in a Changing World."

Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA

Saturday, March 31, 2018

9:15 AM-12:30 PM
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Annual Water Quality Monitoring Summit.

Cumberland Library, Cumberland, RI

Friday, April 13, 2018

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Annual Workshop:   "Invasive Species"

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters,  1 Rabbit Hill Road,Westborough, MA 01581

TBA (November)

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Massachusetts Trails Conference

Double Tree Inn by Hilton, Leominster, MA.

Ongoing

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Various Workshops

All subjects concerning wetlands from identification of plants to enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act. See MACC events calendar for their many listings each month.