Events At A Glance

Manchaug Pond Foundation:

Events & Fundraisers 2020

Our Events & Fundraising Committee is planning  the details of our 2020 events. 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:

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

12 – 18   National Volunteer Week

20    Earth Day

24     Arbor Day

25    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

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

17-23    National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month

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

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

TBD  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

5    BOAT DECORATING CONTEST: 1:00 PM, Meet at Blueberry Island for judging. Join in!

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

22   8th Annual POKER RUN: 1-3 PM, Playing poker on or off the lake for the benefit of Manchaug Pond.

AUGUST

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

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

22    ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS: 9:00 AM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall.

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

SEPTEMBER

6     LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 8:30 PM

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

OCTOBER

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

17     10th Annual THE DAM RACE 5K Run, 3K Health Walk: 9:30 AM Start

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

NOVEMBER

14   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

Manchaug Pond hosts numerous fishing and kayak/canoe clubs 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.

04/25/2020 Manchaug Pond Foundation Cleanup
04/25/2020 Green Water Wizards
04/26/2020 American Bass Anglers D36
05/03/2020 Coventry Bass Anglers
05/16/2020  Bassseekers
05/17/2020 Wachusett Bassmaster
05/23/2020 Blackstone Valley Bass Anglers
05/24/2020 MA Bass Alliance
05/30/2020 USA Bassin
06/06/2020

Manchaug Pond Founation Vessel Check

Central Mass Bassers

06/07/2020 Baystate Rodbenders
06/13/2020 Worcester County Bassers
06/21/2020 Urban Bass Fishing Leaque
06/27/2020 Tri Valley Bassmasters
06/28/2020 Oceanstate Bassmasters
07/05/2020 Down to Fish Fishing Club
07/12/2019 Mass Bass Nation
07/18/2020 Northern RI Bass Angers
07/26/2020 Greater Lowell Bass Fishers
08/12/2020 Tab
08/15/2020 Berkshire Bass
08/16/2020 Chicopee Bass'n Assoc
08/23/2020 Eastside Sport Fishing Club
08/30/2020 Pioneer Valley Bass Anglers
09/13/2020 RI Castaway's
09/26/2020 Nebassin W MA Kayak
09/27/2020 Lip Rippers Bass Club
10/04/2020 Weed Hawg Anglers
10/11/2020 All State Bass
10/18/2020 Northeast Bass
10/24/2020

Manchaug Pond Foundation Cleanup

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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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.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

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Annual Environmental Conference

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA

Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Annual Water Quality Monitoring Summit

Cumberland Library, Cumberland, RI

Friday, April 12, 2019

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Annual Workshop:   "Stormwater Management & Your Lake or Pond"

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters,  1 Rabbit Hill Road,Westborough, MA 01581

TBA (November)

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Massachusetts Trails Conference

Double Tree Inn by Hilton, Leominster, MA.