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The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk

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

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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.

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Events for You


  1. Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

    Kayaking? Life Jackets Required

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

    Winter Lake Draw-down Begins

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

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

    October 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. 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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