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The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk

October 19th: Run, Walk, Sponsor, Donate, Volunteer, Cheer'em On!

Register today!

Protect Your Lake & Watershed

    • 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.

Do sign up today! Become part of this lake community: connected, dedicated and engaged for Manchaug Pond.


Events for You


  1. Manchaug Pond Foundation Events

    Reserve Your Race T-shirt ~ Registration Open

    August 1 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 12:00 am
  2. Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

    Kayaking? Life Jackets Required

    September 15, 2019 - May 15, 2020
  3. Manchaug Pond Foundation Waterlevel & Dam

    Winter Lake Draw-down Begins

    October 7, 2019 - February 1, 2020
  4. The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk

    October 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Cleanup of Ramp, Roadsides, and Shoreline

    October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Ice Safety

    December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
 

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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    2 months ago Alycia brought the sun into this natural and flowing gorgeousness!
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    2 months ago Dan and Suzie enjoying a sunset cruise!  #manchaugpond   #pointers 
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    2 months ago Newly hatched snapping turtle heading to  #manchaugpond  from lawn, across the road, to the shore, and in the water. Adult females will dig a depression/hole in a sandy beach or lawn to lay their eggs. Check out our YouTube video of an adult turtle in action at a local campground beach.
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    2 months ago These 2 1/2 inch long claws of a crayfish found today along the shore of  #manchaugpond  Crayfish can be an indicator of good water quality, break down plant material, and are an important food source for wildlife. Find them living under submerged stones near shore or walking in shallow water.
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    2 months ago Great afternoon for a partial survey of  #manchaugpond  ’s submerged aquatic plants! Indigenous, native and invasive species found are identified with the overall density recorded. We hope for continued diversity of species, minimal growth of exotics, and no newly introduced invasives. Plants are a critical component of the lake/watershed ecosystem. Want to join the team?
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    2 months ago After a great July 4th week, take a moment to enjoy another beautiful  #ManchaugPond  sunset!
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    2 months ago Star Wars is on Manchaug Pond - “welcome to dock side!”...  #manchaugpond 
    • Beautiful day on manchaugpond for the Manchaug Pond Foundation Weed
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    • Cool air warm lake envelopes manchaugpond in white
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    • Lakelife is the best life Sunsets never get old out
    • Alycia brought the sun into this natural and flowing gorgeousness!
    • Dan and Suzie enjoying a sunset cruise! manchaugpond pointers
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    • These 2 12 inch long claws of a crayfish found
    • Great afternoon for a partial survey of manchaugpond s submerged
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