MANCHAUG POND WATERSHED ~Sutton/Douglas/Oxford: In a celebration of the arrival of spring weather and Earth Day, put Manchaug Pond’s spring cleanup on your calendar!
You are invited to join members and friends of the Manchaug Pond Foundation (MPF) in their annual spring clean-up event of Manchaug Pond and the watershed on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Plan to meet at the state Public Access Boat Ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton or just jump in where you live, work or play in the watershed! Volunteers will hit the pavement and the waves with trash bags in hand to clean the roadsides, shoreline, and boat ramp – working in teams to pick up litter and to survey all areas within the lake’s water watershed for potential sources of pollution. Good company, refreshments, trash bags, and rubber gloves will be provided. Rain date will be Sunday April 29th. Let’s break the record for volunteers participating, roads covered and trash collected!
The Manchaug Pond Foundation’s educational events look to improve the water quality of the picturesque 380 acre community lake and its watershed which lies within Sutton, Douglas, and Oxford through the education of the many users and watershed residents. Educational information on residential Low Impact Development (LID) techniques such as landscaping with buffer zones and rain gardens to limit runoff of fertilizer nutrients will be available to participants. Educational materials have been made possible by the MPF’s previous two water quality grants awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Visit our many pages clicking away to resources, games and more information at www.ManchaugPond.org
Manchaug Pond, where every day is Earth Day!
So start your Earth Day Week by putting Manchaug Pond on your calendar!
Special thanks to the Sutton Highway Department for cooperating in this effort.
For more information contact us and be sure to visit our Events at a Glance page often as we present other community activities and events for 2018. Scout troops, clubs, students, fishing clubs and other community groups are also invited to join in.