Events At A Glance

Manchaug Pond Foundation:

Events & Fundraisers 2021

Our Board of Directors approved the 2021 events calendar. Would you like to get involved? Do you have a great idea for a fundraiser or is there an event you would like to see? Contact us! Check back and/or visit our Calendar page,  hover over each event to get the details!

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APRIL:

10     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

11 – 17   National Volunteer Week

19    Earth Day

23     Arbor Day

24    SPRING CLEANUP of RAMP, ROADSIDES, AND SHORELINE: 9:00 AM to Noon., Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton. Refreshments, gloves and bags available.

MAYAmerican Wetlands Month

8     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

16-22 National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month

5   VESSEL SAFETY CHECK: 9:00 AM to Noon, State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton
12   WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

  TBD  MEMBERS SOCIAL: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall.

 WEED WATCHERS AQUATIC PLANT SURVEY Teams conduct annual survey of lake. 3:00-5:00 PM

JULY

3    LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 9:00 PM

10   WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

21  8th Annual POKER RUN: 1-3 PM, Playing poker on or off the lake for the benefit of Manchaug Pond.

AUGUST

PAN-MASS CHALLENGE CHEERING SQUAD at Manchaug Pond: 6 -6:30 AM, Manchaug Road, Sutton

7     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

TBD    ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS: On the rain date due to the forecast. 10:00 AM, Beaton Farm Overlook at Manchaug Pond, 54 Waters Road, Sutton.  Bring your own chair or blanket! Water will be available.  MPF Gear- flares, hats, fleece and more- on sale!

TBD  WEED WATCHERS AQUATIC PLANT SURVEY Teams conduct annual survey of lake. 3:00-5:00 PM

SEPTEMBER

5     LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 8:30 PM

11     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

OCTOBER

9      WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC) and on-lake (MPF). Volunteer!

16  10th Annual THE DAM RACE 5K Run, 3K Health Walk: 9:30 AM Start

23    FALL CLEANUP OF RAMP, ROADSIDES, AND SHORELINE: 9:00 – Noon, Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.

NOVEMBER

13   WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING taking place at 3 sites in the watershed (BRC). Volunteer!

TO BE ANNOUNCED: 

Boating Safety Course 

Visit our calendar,  hover over the event to get the details!

Events by Other Organizations:

Fishing Tournaments, Etc.

Manchaug Pond is the location of  numerous fishing and kayak/canoe club events from the tri-state area during the boating season through the public access boat ramp. Please inform the Massachusetts Office of Fishing and Boating Access of your event as required and to ensure sufficient parking and check their website for a complete listing of events

Schedule as of 4/7/2021 ~ See state website for complete up-to-date listing.

Conferences & Training Opportunities

Represent      ~     Learn     ~     Network
Join Manchaug Pond Foundation leaders at these events!


Ongoing

Watch for the free monthly lunch-time webinar!
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Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions

Various Workshops

All subjects concerning wetlands from identification of plants to enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act. See MACC events calendar for their many listings each month.

April 6-17, 2021 ~ Virtual

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Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions ~ Annual Environmental Conference

Friday & Saturday, March 19 & 20, 2021 ~ Virtual

TBD
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Annual Water Quality Monitoring Summit

April 19-23, 2021 ~ Virtual



12th National Monitoring Conference

TBA (November)

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Massachusetts Trails Conference

Double Tree Inn by Hilton, Leominster, MA.