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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 and its watershed.


Events for You

The Board of Directors has set the events schedule for 2021. Look forward to seeing you on the lake!

  1. Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

    Kayaking? Life Jackets Required

    September 15, 2021 - May 15, 2022
  2. Manchaug Pond Foundation Wildlife

    Walking? Blaze Orange! Hunting Season

    October 1, 2021 @ 6:00 am - May 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
  3. Winter Lake Draw-down

    October 11, 2021 - February 5, 2022
  4. The Dam Race Logo 2021

    The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk

    October 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Manchaug Pond Foundation Events

    Watershed-wide Cleanup of Shoreline, Ramp, and Roadsides

    October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Ice Safety

    December 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm



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...

Safe Boating

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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