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: Volunteer!

11 – 17   National Volunteer Week

19    Earth Day

23     Arbor Day

24    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

 TOMATO PLANT SALE with Local Delivery May 15, 16, 23, 29: Fundraiser benefiting Stream Team. Order Online. Local delivery only.

21 NATIONAL Wear Your Life Jacket to Work DAY!

8  &  22 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING:  Volunteer!

22-29 National Safe Boating Week

JUNENational Rivers Month

5   VESSEL SAFETY CHECK: 9:00 AM to Noon, State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton. Free. No reservation needed.
12 & 19  WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!

19  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!

 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 & 17   WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING. Volunteer!

25  On-Lake & Virtual POKER RUN: 1-3 PM, Playing poker on or off the lake for the benefit of Manchaug Pond. Purchase your hand online.

AUGUST

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

7 & 21    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!

21    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

5     LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 8:30 PM

11 & 25    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!

OCTOBER

9  & TBD    WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING : Volunteer!

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

23   Watershed-Wide 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: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 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.