Manchaug Pond Foundation Water Quality

Today: Great day for a clean-up!

Sunshine, blue skies with white clouds, a strong breeze, and temperatures in the 50’s, are the conditions here in the Manchaug watershed today!  In celebration of the arrival of spring and to protect our water resources, you are invited to join members and friends of the Manchaug Pond Foundation (MPF) in the annual spring clean-up event of Manchaug Pond.

Today, Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon plan to meet at the state Public Access Boat Ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton or just jump in where you live, work or play in the watershed! Volunteers will hit the pavement and the waves with trash bags in hand to clean the roadsides, shoreline, and boat ramp – working to survey all areas within the Manchaug Pond watershed. Good company, refreshments, trash bags, and rubber gloves will be provided. Rain date will be Sunday April 28th.

The Manchaug Pond Foundation’s educational events look to improve the water quality of the picturesque 380 acre community lake and its watershed which lies within Sutton, Douglas, and Oxford through the education of the many users and watershed residents. Educational information on residential Low Impact Development (LID) techniques such as landscaping with buffer zones and rain gardens to limit runoff of fertilizer nutrients will be available to participants. Educational materials have been made possible by the MPF’s previous two water quality grants awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

Manchaug Pond, where every day is Earth Day!

Special thanks to the Sutton Highway Department for supporting this effort.

For more information, membership/donation and a list of events visit www.ManchaugPond.org.

 

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