Lake Water Quality Through Land Preservation

Land in it’s natural state provides the highest benefit to the present and future of Manchaug Pond and all our watershed water resources. Currently, the Manchaug Pond Foundation owns a total of 100+ acres of watershed saved from further development (26 acres in Douglas and 75 in Sutton), holds the deed to the flow rights of Manchaug Pond, and negotiated the transfer of the dam to the town of Sutton with a $350,000 donated maintenance fund.Beaton Farm

If you are a land owner in the Manchaug Pond watershed located in the towns of Sutton, Douglas and Oxford, please consider your land use, its contribution to the ecosystem, and its future protection. Three principal methods are available to landowners to permanently protect their land, offer a living legacy, benefit the lake for now and the future, and provide tax relief:

  • Conservation Restriction: the land owner places a voluntary and permanent restriction on their deed to protect the natural heritage of the property.
  • Gift or sale of the land for conservation, including a sale at a reduced price.
  • Bequest of land or conservation restriction.

Contact us, the Manchaug Pond Foundation to discuss preservation for now and the future.  Thank you!