Events At A Glance

Manchaug Pond Foundation:

Events & Fundraisers 2022

Our Board of Directors approved the 2022 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:

9     WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!

10 – 16   National Volunteer Week

18    Earth Day

22     Arbor Day

23    Watershed-Wide 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

21 NATIONAL Wear Your Life Jacket to Work DAY!

14  &  21 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING:  Volunteer!

22-28 National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month

4   VESSEL SAFETY CHECK: 9:00 AM to Noon, State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton. Free. No reservation needed.
11 & 18  WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!

18  MEMBERS In-Person SOCIAL: 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall, Coffee and pastry will be served. MPF Gear- flares, hats, fleece and more, on sale!

JULY

3    LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 9:00 PM

9 & 16   WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING. Volunteer!

AUGUST

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

13 & 20    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!

27    ANNUAL Business MEETING OF THE MEMBERS: 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall. Coffee and pastry will be served.  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

4     LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 8:30 PM

10 & 17    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!

OCTOBER

8  & 17    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING : Volunteer!

15  THE DAM RACE 5K Run, 3K Health Walk: 9:30 AM Start.

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

NOVEMBER

12   WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING:Volunteer!

ONLINE: 

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 3/23/2022 ~ 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.

Ongoing

Zap The Blacstone 50

April & October

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Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions Spring & Fall Conferences

April

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Annual Water Quality Monitoring Summit

April



Annual National Monitoring Conference

November

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Massachusetts Trails Conference