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.

    Your membership & contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID # 32-0303891

Manchaug Pond Foundation Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to the welfare and correct use of Manchaug Pond and its watershed.

In advocacy, education and action, we work together on issues from water quality, dam and waterlevel, watershed conservation, priority habitat for endangered species to safe boating and public access.


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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. Winter Lake Draw-down

    October 11, 2021 - February 5, 2022
  3. Ice Safety

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


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Get Involved

We need you! Volunteer for a project, a committee or team, on-lake or in the watershed.

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Be a Member

Friend or full member, your continued membership is vital to our work together!


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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