June Events

Posted June 4, 2022 Hello everyone!  June is here bringing in the summer season to Manchaug Pond! A reminder of our events and fundraisers offered this month by the Manchaug Pond Foundation is below.  Be sure to visit www.ManchaugPond.org for a full calendar listing and details. _______ First up, and this morning, is our Vessel Safety Check, June 4, 2022, promoting safe boating at the state boat ramp on Torrey Rd, Sutton from 9 AM to Noon. Both new and seasoned boaters find this annual event of value to get all safe and legal on Manchaug Pond.  There is no enforcement component and no police onsite, only educational, informative, one-on-one assistance from a certified examiner. This event is free, open to the public, and all vessels from motor boats to jetskis to paddle boards can participate.  Safe boating information, Vessel Safety Check decal, If Found stickers, and paddle reflectors are available for free. Also we have a few gently-used life jackets a member is offering for the taking. If interested, stop in at the ramp. _______   For the month of June, Manchaug Pond Foundation has been chosen for the Hannaford’s Bloomin’ 4 Good Program! All month, Hannaford’s Supermarkets will …

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Register for The DAM Race 5K Run, 3K Walk!

Posted September 30, 2021 Get your sneakers and come out to the Manchaug Pond shoreline for annual The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk – run, walk or cheer’em on! Register and/or sponsor and do it today to guarantee your race day t-shirt! 9:30 am start for runners and walkers with registration as early as 8:30. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Manchaug Pond Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit public charity. THE DAM RACE is a 5K (3.1 mile) course for runners that takes participants for a scenic trek along Manchaug Pond. Walkers will enjoy a healthy 3K (1.9 mile) route. The start and finish line offers parking for contestants and spectators. There will be a turn-around location mid-race. Volunteers will control traffic, ensure safety and cheer you on! Prizes and refreshments post-race! Visit our race page for details. Sign up to run or walk, purchase a race day t-shirt, and sponsor the event all supporting a great cause – Manchaug Pond!

Tomato Plant Sale To Benefit New Stream Team!

Posted May 24, 2020 Not the usual Manchaug Pond Foundation fundraiser but one from the heart of a student volunteer and to fund a new clean water initiative for Manchaug Pond! We are offering you, for a minimum donation of $5 each, beautiful heirloom variety tomato plants, raised from seed and organically-grown by one of our student water quality volunteers.  Hannah, a junior at Sutton High School, is offering this Heirloom Tomato Sale to raise funds for needed equipment and supplies for a new Manchaug Pond Stream Team and testing lab.    This will expand our current on-lake water quality monitoring and the cooperative efforts with the Blackstone River Coalition to take our volunteers up into the Manchaug Pond watershed to directly monitor the streams which carry water to the lake and to establish our own lab in order to avoid expensive outside fees. All tomato plants offered are grown here in the watershed and perfect for your home garden, campsite, or deck container garden  – order your tomato(s) online today – quantities are limited with only 101 plants available. –  Paypal, check or cash on delivery accepted. Local delivery this week or pick-up if desired. Any and all donations are …

Manchaug Pond Foundation

Annual Meeting of the Members Saturday!

Posted August 8, 2018 Calling all members…  it is time for the ANNUAL Business MEETING of the Manchaug Pond Foundation – 9th for the Foundation and 51st for the MPA!  This year the date is a couple weeks early due to the availability of the facility so plan to join in Saturday morning, August 11th at the Dining Hall of the YMCA Camp Blanchard, Manchaug Road in Sutton on the shores of Manchaug Pond.     Pay your dues online today or at the door to attend!  9:00 AM the coffee will be on with a delicious homemade breakfast buffet to follow at 9:30. Business meeting agenda to include: Approval of the minutes Treasurer’s financial report for 2017 and 2018 to date Election of the Board of Directors by the members Setting the budget for 2019 Presentation of awards for the 2018 Boat Decorating Contest Old and new business from the membership. Guest speaker: Following the business meeting, presentations will be made by William Langlois and Edward Biehn on invasives, permitting, and the new initiatives including diver-assisted suction harvesting (DASH). Check out our YouTube playlist to view Diver-Assisted Suction Harvesting in action on other lakes having a huge impact! Plan to check …