Tonight – on the agendas…. Central Turnpike Study & Solar Construction Site

Posted January 2, 2024

Happy New Year Friends – 2024 has come in with a bang! 

Here are upcoming meetings on two issues of concern to you as a member of the Manchaug Pond Foundation:

~ Central Turnpike Corridor Study ~ Presentation by Central Mass Regional Planning Commission:

1. Tonight, Tuesday, January 2nd at 6 pm, the SUTTON SELECT BOARD will receive a presentation on the Central Turnpike Corridor Study by the Central Mass Regional Planning Commission looking at traffic volume, accidents, culverts and road sections needing repair, etc which includes the Manchaug Pond Watershed. This gives a baseline situation before we realize the traffic from the inprocess/planned residential housing developments at 61 Duval Rd Sutton/Douglas and the Whitins Rd/Darling Lane Development in the Manchaug Village and indicates areas needing improvement.

Attend in person or Zoom or watch on live stream or Town of Sutton Cable You Tube.

See study here:…/Central%20Tnpk%20%26%20Sutton… Lots of maps and charts with detailed info!

~ BlueWave Solar construction site/Erosion runoff from Oak Street Solar, Douglas:

1. Tonight, Tuesday, January 2 at 7 pmDOUGLAS BOARD OF SELECTMAN  will have a followup discussion on  the Oak Street Solar project – about 7th on the agenda. Attend in person or on Douglas Cable Zoom by joining:  Meeting ID: 842 8106 1231

2. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 6:30 pm. SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION meeting. Oak Street Solar on agenda for 6:40 pm. In-person and Zoom:  Meeting ID: 896 5155 6508 Passcode:  109270

Or watch on the Town of Sutton Cable you tube live stream.
3. Monday, Jan. 8, at 7 pm  DOUGLAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION meeting:   Agenda and zoom link not yet published.
Please plan to attend either in-person or via zoom.  Stand together for Manchaug Pond, Stevens Pond and our water resources!
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Manchaug Pond Foundation Inc. is an environmental conservation 501(c)(3) public charity 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 and needs including water quality, dam and waterlevel, watershed conservation, priority habitat for endangered species, safe boating and public access.

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