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    • Partner with others who share your passion as a member of the Manchaug Pond Foundation.
    • Connect in advocacy and action to make a real difference for this 380 acre community resource.
    • Plan and participate in fun events, educational efforts, clean-ups and water quality tasks around the lake.
    • Commit to protecting and preserving Manchaug Pond for today and future generations.
    • Inspire and engage others to support and join in our important work.

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Events for You

Please note that during COVID-19, we have had to adjust our events schedule to accommodate current precautions, government guidelines and the closure of  local venues including the public boat ramp to events/groups and Camp Blanchard for this season.

Prior to any event, please check in for details and final confirmation to determine the status as our 2020 schedule remains tentative.

  1. Manchaug Pond Foundation Wildlife

    Walking/Hiking? Blaze Orange!

    September 9, 2020 @ 6:00 am - April 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
  2. Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

    Kayaking? Life Jackets Required

    September 15, 2020 - May 15, 2021
  3. Winter Lake Draw-down

    October 26, 2020 - February 20, 2021

Manchaug Pond viewed from the northwest at 1000 feet. In the foreground, the conservation property of watershed forest and ponds which filter water flowing to the lake, as well as the house, fields, and barns are visible.

Photo by Russell Spain.

Causes for Action

Dam & Waterlevel

Local ownership and control; maintenance and safety; waterlevels for connectivty to streams, healthy fisheries and wetland habitats, recreation, safety and flood control; winter drawdown and summer storage capacity. Take a closer look...

Clean Water

Sampling, testing, and monitoring; watershed surveys and cleanups, two 319 stormwater grants with site contruction and educational outreach to residents, campers, youth, and agriculture, horsekeepers and property owners. Learn more...

Safety

Channel makers and safety buoys; annual Vessel Safety Check event; education and outreach to public boat ramp users; advocating safety and enforcement patrols by town, state, and Environmental Police. Wear it and check the rules ...

Healthy Fisheries & Recreation!

Our Weed Watcher/Aquatic Plant Survey Team: training in identification; annual survey using GPS, point grid, and rake-toss method; littoral surveys; coordinating with other water quality for long term results; public outreach. Be a Weed Watcher...

Lake & Watershed Conservation

Saved and enhance 100 acres of significant watershed property with priority habitat for endangered species; hold lake’s flow rights; identifying important available parcels advocating for preservation. Join the effort protection Manchaug Pond...

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