Events At A Glance

Manchaug Pond Foundation:

Events & Fundraisers 2020

Due to COVID-19 and government precautions, restrictions for public gatherings,  and cancellation of boat ramp special event permits, our event schedule for 2020 remains tentative.

Our Board of Directors approved the 2020 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:

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   CANCELLED/Reschedulted- 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.

Instead, let's hold a month long event with all participating on your own, checking shorelines and roadsides in your neighborhood!

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 CANCELLED-IF ALLOWED WILL RESCHEDULE TO JULY - 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  CANCELLED- MEMBERS SOCIAL: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM, YMCA Camp Blanchard Dining Hall.

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

AUGUST

1  CANCELLED- 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!

30    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

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  CANCELLED-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, Etc.

*NOTICE:  DUE TO THE DEVELOPING (COVID-19) SITUATION, THE MASS DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME OFFICE OF FISHING AND BOATING ACCESS HAS CANCELED ALL SPECIAL USE PERMITS ISSUED THROUGH June 30, 2020.  NO NEW PERMIT APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020. FURTHER CANCELLATIONS AND POSTPONEMENTS WILL BE POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITE.

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

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

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Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference

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

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Annual Water Quality Monitoring Summit

Cumberland Library, Cumberland, RI

TBA (November)

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Massachusetts Trails Conference

Double Tree Inn by Hilton, Leominster, MA.