Register for THE DAM RACE 5K Run and 3K Walk!

Get your sneakers on and get outside for Manchaug Pond! All runners, walkers, and strollers are invited to participate in Manchaug Pond’s The Dam Race 5K Run and 3K Health Walk on Saturday morning, October 15th… volunteers and sponsors needed! […]

Manchaug Pond Foundation July 4th Lighting of the Shoreline

If you’re on Manchaug Pond tonight: Lighting of the Shoreline

A tradition begun in 1974 – the Lighting of the Shoreline.  Campfires, flares, torches… 8:30 p.m. … in solidarity together, as the Manchaug Pond Foundation, for the preservation and enhancement of Manchaug Pond. See our event page for more information…

June Events

Posted June 4, 2022 Hello everyone!  June is here bringing in the summer season to Manchaug Pond! A reminder of our events and fundraisers offered this month by the Manchaug Pond Foundation is below.  Be sure to visit for a full calendar listing and details. _______ First up, and this morning, is our Vessel Safety Check, June 4, 2022, promoting safe boating at the state boat ramp on Torrey Rd, Sutton from 9 AM to Noon. Both new and seasoned boaters find this annual event of value to get all safe and legal on Manchaug Pond.  There is no enforcement component and no police onsite, only educational, informative, one-on-one assistance from a certified examiner. This event is free, open to the public, and all vessels from motor boats to jetskis to paddle boards can participate.  Safe boating information, Vessel Safety Check decal, If Found stickers, and paddle reflectors are available for free. Also we have a few gently-used life jackets a member is offering for the taking. If interested, stop in at the ramp. _______   For the month of June, Manchaug Pond Foundation has been chosen for the Hannaford’s Bloomin’ 4 Good Program! All month, Hannaford’s Supermarkets will …

Manchaug Pond Foundation Safe Boating

Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day!

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Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day is May 20, 2022!  Let’s do it! Wear your life jacket, snap a picture while at work and share on social media with the hashtags #wearyourlifejacketatworkday and #safeboating. It’s the best way to kick off National Safe Boating Week and it’s a fun, educational way to heighten life jacket awareness!  Hosted by the National Safe Boating Council.  Visit our Safe Boating website page or for more information. Also watch our website and social media for information on safe boating during National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27, 2022. AND bring your vessel, large or small – sail, paddled, pedaled, rowed, or motored – to our annual Vessel Safety Check, Saturday, June 4th from 9-noon at the public ramp.

Mtg: Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant Opportunity

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The Town of Sutton is pursuing a grant to take a detailed look at the natural and manmade drainage and water flow systems in the Village of Manchaug. Our goal is to identify existing issues and then create a plan and prioritize solutions and improvements that could include dam repair, drainage fixes, a public park, floodplain restoration, waterway access and more. Contact the Sutton Town Planner for more information.

Manchaug Pond Foundation Spring Cleanup 2022

Hello Spring: An April Update!

Posted April 13, 2022 Hello everyone!  Manchaug Pond’s waterlevel is up, the spring peepers are singing in the coves and wetlands, and the boats are already making waves! We’re ready for the warm summer season! Through the winter months, the Manchaug Pond Foundation Board of Directors has met regularly with our organization advocating and taking action in a number of local, regional, and state arenas to raise awareness, and secure support and fiscal resources to benefit the health of Manchaug Pond and it watershed.  As headwaters/ a major contributor to the Mumford River, as a recreation and tourism destination, and as a valuable water resource of the Commonwealth, Manchaug Pond is significant. In serving, I’ll be providing regular updates as to our efforts and accomplishments together and opportunities for you to make a difference! _______ Tonight, April 13th at 6PM, the Town of Sutton will hold an information-seeking meeting to discuss the river’s flow through the village of Manchaug: the dams, the ponds, and the flows which impact the village community.  The goal is to pursue a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant to identify existing issues and then create a plan and prioritize solutions and improvements which could include dam …