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Your search is over ...    Manchaug Pond needs you!

Join our community, the Manchaug Pond Foundation, as we work to protect and enhance the water quality and waterlevel, to ensure the safe and correct use through safe boating and the public access venues. Your involvement is needed with membership, participation at events, and in volunteering your talents, interests and expertise! We train, mentor, and value you!

Contact us with an opportunity below or an interest or idea of your own!

Projects, Events , Committees and more!

Wanted: Pontoon Boat, Trailer and Motor

We're starting a DASH (Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting) Program for Manchaug Pond to address invasive aquatic plants.

  • Used pontoon boat or deck
  • 24' in length or greater
  • Trailer and a small motor
  • Volunteers will also be needed: captain, 2 divers and 1-2 deck crew members.

Events Committee

  • Volunteers needed
  • Be part of a committee planning events for Manchaug Pond
  • Focus on community building, fundrasising, and education

Sponsor The DAM Race!

  • We need You!
  • You, your family, your business or organization on our race day runner bib, t-shirt, and publicity.
  • Sponsorships available at $1,000, $500, $250, and $100 levels.


Membership Secretary

Let's expand our outreach to our members, donors, neighbors and the many users of Manchaug Pond and beyond! This involves keeping our mailing lists updated, expanding our outreach to members, and securing new members.

Secretarial Support

Help us reach our members, donors, neighbors and the many users of Manchaug Pond!  Mailings, thank you letters, press releases, social media and more...

Podcasts and Webinars

  • Opening to an individual
  • Serve as moderator/interviewr for our educational podcasts and/or webinars

Watershed Model Educator

Share with others the importance of our water resources using this 3-D watershed model showing land use and daily activities in a watershed.  Demonstrate pollution, stormwater runoff, erosion and more.

  • 1-4 volunteers needed - work as a team of 2 or alone
  • Provide educational outreach to community groups, scouts, clubs and schools as desired/schedule allows
  • Training and supplies provided

Stream Team

  • 5 opening in Manchaug Pond Watershed to monitor stream health
  • April-November, second Saturday morning
  • Outdoors stream-side recording, collecting and testing water quality of our streams
  • Water sample and data sheet brought to our lab held at Manchaug Fire Station
  • Training and supplies provided


Water Quality Monitor for BRWA

  • 1 opening in Manchaug Pond Watershed at Town Farm Rd/Hotel Pond outlet
  • April-November, Second Saturday morning
  • Stream-side recording, collection and testing
  • Water sample and data sheet brought to Tri-River, Uxbridge
  • Training, and supplies by Blackstone River Watershed Assn.

Fishing Line Collection Station

  • Opening for individual, family, youth or community group
  • Twice a year: Spring and Fall
  • Check and empty Collection Station at State Public Boat Ramp, Torrey Rd, Sutton.
  • Bring used fishing line/monofilament for recycling to Blackstone Heritage Corridor office, Whitinsville

Kestrel Nesting Project

Love birds? Learn more about a small falcon in our watershed -Kestrels. With two nesting boxes, we are looking for a one or more volunteers to start a nesting monitoring project on our conservation land.


Build a Wood Duck Nesting Box

Wood Ducks nest on Manchaug Pond~ lets encourage with a few nesting boxes placed at the main inlet cove and on our conservation ponds.

  • 3 boxes needed
  • Dimensions/details provided
  • You secure materials and construct

Vernal Pool Certification

  • Individual, family, or group needed
  • Evaluate a specific potential vernal pool for certification
  • Complete form and needed documentation for submission

At Events

Clean-up Volunteers

Join our annual spring and fall lake and watershed clean-ups.
  • Individuals, family, and groups welcome
  • Your time or on event day: Saturday, April 22nd & October 21st, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
  • Meet at the Public Access Boat Ramp, Torrey Rd, Sutton for safety vest, bags, gloves, and refreshments
  • Report your volunteer time as we can use for our grant match!

Vessel Safety Check ~ Hold a Boat!

  • 2-3 volunteers needed
  • On Saturday, June 3rd, 9-Noon~ work the morning or take a shift
  • Hold boats at the ramp during the Vessel Safety Check
  • State Public Boat Ramp, Torrey Rd, Sutton

June Social & The Annual Meeting ~ Let's Eat!

  • 2-3 volunteers needed
  • On Saturday, June 17th and August 26th 9:30
  • Prepare or bring a dish: muffins, fruit salad, breakfast bread, or your own specialty!
  • Y Camp Blanchard Dining Hall, Manchaug Rd, Sutton

The DAM Race 5K Run/3K Walk

  • Many volunteers needed
  • On race day, October 14, 2023, 8:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Parking attendants, registration, road marshals, water station and planning committee!

Contact us to get started!

Comments 1

  1. Hi!
    We would like to volunteer to build the wood duck nesting boxes.
    We are also interested in the Kestrel Nesting Project, but would definitely need some guidance.
    Also, can help with Blueberry Island flag/buoy maintenance.
    Debbie & Dan

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