Manchaug Pond Foundation:
Events & Fundraisers 2023
Our Board of Directors have approved the year's preliminary calendar of 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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8 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!
9 – 15 National Volunteer Week
15 Earth Day
21 Arbor Day
22 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.
MAY - American Wetlands Month
20 NATIONAL Wear Your Life Jacket to Work DAY!
1, 13 & 20 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!
21-27 National Safe Boating Week
JUNE – National Rivers Month
17 MEMBERS 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!
3 LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 9:00 PM
3, 8 & 15 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING. Volunteer!
5 PAN-MASS CHALLENGE CHEERING SQUAD at Manchaug Pond: 6 -6:30 AM, Manchaug Road, Sutton
7, 12 & 19 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!
26 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
3 LIGHTING OF THE SHORELINE: 8:30 PM
4, 9 & 16 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING: Volunteer!
2, 7 & 16 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING : Volunteer!
14 THE DAM RACE 5K Run, 3K Health Walk: 9:30 AM Start.
21 Watershed-Wide FALL CLEANUP OF RAMP, ROADSIDES, AND SHORELINE: 9:00 – Noon, Meet at the State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.
12 WATER QUALITY MONITORING/TESTING:Volunteer!
Boating Safety Course
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
Access Event_Date Group_Name Manchaug Pond
04/29/2023 Wachusetts Bassmasters
05/07/2023 Oceanstate Bass
05/28/2023 Northeast Bass
06/03/2023 Vessel Safety Check, Manchaug Pond Foundation
06/04/2023 Independent Bass Anglers
06/10/2023 Silver City Lunkers
06/11/2023 Forge Pond Bass Club
06/25/2023 Urban Bass Fishing League
07/08/2023 Chicopee Bass,n Assc.
07/23/2023 Bass Bums
08/06/2023 Oceanstate Bass
08/22/2023 Weekday Warrior Bass Tournaments
08/27/2023 South Middlesex Bass Anglers
09/09/2023 Last Cast Anglers
09/16/2023 Blackstone Valley Bassmasters
09/24/2023 Eastside Sport Fishing Club
10/01/2023 Ri Castaways
10/07/2023 Tri Valley Bassmasters
Schedule as of 2/1/2023 ~ See state website for complete up-to-date listing.
Conferences & Training Opportunities
Represent ~ Learn ~ Network
Join Manchaug Pond Foundation leaders at these events!
OngoingWatch for the free monthly lunch-time webinar!
Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions
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.