Columbus Day ~ WINTER LAKE-LEVEL DRAWDOWN: We’ve enjoyed an over-the-flashboards FULL waterlevel – thanks to periodic rain and the great regulation of the dam by the Town of Sutton – contributing to healthy fisheries, coves and wetlands and tremendous recreational opportunities but with October comes the start of the annual winter drawdown.
Officially commencing Columbus Day weekend, it is time to make adjustments/arrangements for docks and boats along the shoreline to accommodate the upcoming reduction in the water level. Public access through the state boat ramp continues to be available with the draw-down but boaters should be aware of Manchaug Pond’s shallow and rocky characteristics. Visit our Water-level/Dam website page for updates, FAQs, and more information!
October 20th ~ THE DAM RACE: Get your sneakers and come out to the Manchaug Pond shoreline for the 8th Annual The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk! Register today to reserve your race day t-shirt! Sponsor today to get you’re name on the shirt and on our website!
9:30 am start for runners and walkers with race day registration as early as 8:30. Rain or shine.
THE DAM RACE is a 5K (3.1 mile) course for runners that takes participants for a scenic trek along Manchaug Pond. Walkers will enjoy a healthy 3K (1.9 mile) route. The start and finish line at 19 Holt Road in Sutton offers parking for contestants and spectators. There will be a turn-around location mid-race. Volunteers will control traffic and ensure safety. Prizes and refreshments post-race! Visit our race page, sign up to run/walk, purchase a race day t-shirt, and sponsor the event all supporting a great cause – Manchaug Pond!
October 27th ~ FALL WATERSHED-WIDE CLEAN-UP: Let’s do it! Join the Manchaug Pond Foundation Board of Directors, members and friends in a fall clean-up event of Manchaug Pond! Saturday, October 27, 2018 we will be out in force picking up the lake’s coves and shoreline, watershed roadsides, and public access boat ramp of litter and potential threats to water quality.
Meet anytime from 9 AM to 12:00 Noon at the State Boat Ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton to team up with others, get gloves and trash bags, and grab some refreshment and conversation. All are invited to join – bring a friend or group! For more information contact us! Special thanks to the Town of Sutton for assistance in making this a successful event!
If you haven’t already, take a moment to make your tax-deductible dues donation online or send in to Manchaug Pond Foundation (MPF), P. O. Box 154, Manchaug, MA 01526.
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