Events At A Glance

Manchaug Pond Foundation:

Events & Fundraisers 2019

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 2019 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!

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:

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

14 – 21   National Volunteer Week

22    Earth Day

26     Arbor Day

27    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

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

18-25    National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month

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

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

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

JULY

3    LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 9:00 PM

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

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

28   7th Annual POKER RUN: 1-3 PM, Playing poker on or off the lake for the benefit of Manchaug Pond.

AUGUST

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

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER

1     LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 8:30 PM

14     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

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

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

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

NOVEMBER

9   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.

Manchaug Pond 04/07/2019 American Bass Anglers
Manchaug Pond 04/20/2019 Weedhawg Anglers
Manchaug Pond 05/04/2019 Blackstone Valley Bassmasters
Manchaug Pond 05/05/2019 Northeast Ri Bass
Manchaug Pond 05/18/2019 Silver City Lunkers
Manchaug Pond 05/19/2019 Bass Bums
Manchaug Pond 05/25/2019 Silver City Lunkers
Manchaug Pond 06/01/2019 Basseekers
Manchaug Pond 06/02/2019 Yankee Bassmasters
Manchaug Pond 06/08/2019 Usa Bassin
Manchaug Pond 06/29/2019 Wachusetts Bassmasters
Manchaug Pond 06/30/2019 Ocean State Bassmasters
Manchaug Pond 07/13/2019 Last Cast Anglers
Manchaug Pond 07/14/2019 Norfolk County Bass Anglers
Manchaug Pond 07/21/2019 Pioneer Valley Bass Anglers
Manchaug Pond 07/28/2019 Chicopee Bass'n Assc.
Manchaug Pond 08/03/2019 Neba Of Massacusetts
Manchaug Pond 08/11/2019 Norfolk County Bass Anglers
Manchaug Pond 08/20/2019 Lunker Landers
Manchaug Pond 08/24/2019 Worcester County Bassers
Manchaug Pond 09/07/2019 Nebassin W.ma Kayak
Manchaug Pond 09/14/2019 Blackstone Valley Bass Anglers
Manchaug Pond 10/05/2019 Northern Rhode Island Bassanglers

Conferences & Training Opportunities

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


Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

8:00 AM-5:15 PM

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Annual Environmental Conference

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Saturday, March 23, 2019

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Annual Water Quality Monitoring Summit

Cumberland Library, Cumberland, RI

Friday, April 12, 2019

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Annual Workshop:   "Stormwater Management & Your Lake or Pond"

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.