Lake and Watershed-wide Cleanup of Lake Shoreline, Ramp, and Roadsides: The Manchaug Pond Foundation is organizing the annual fall cleanup of Manchaug Pond and its watershed for Saturday, October 22, 2022 […]
Posted January 20, 2022 Join us this evening at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual water quality event presented by the Worcester Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative. Manchaug Pond Foundation joined the collaborative last year for the 2021 monitoring season. Our volunteers took monthly samples with the goal of learning more about Manchaug Pond and about the algae found naturally in the lake. Tonight program data on Worcester and participating area lakes will be highlighted. Manchaug Pond’s results were superb! What contributes to algae blooms and cyanobacteria occurrences in lakes and ponds? Negative impacts to our water quality occur when nutrients and sediment flow into our water resources either directly or through watershed streams and runoff. Nutrient-rich lawn and landscape fertilizer, pet and other animal waste, and malfunctioning septic systems can all be major threats to our blue spaces. Excessive nutrients promote aquatic plant growth and increase algae which can cause widespread algae blooms. Special thanks to our volunteers and to the City of Worcester Parks & Recreation Department Blue Spaces team for this effort. Watch for more information on our efforts to protect Manchaug Pond’s water!
Let’s go with a rain date of Sunday, July 4th, 9:00 p.m. for the Lighting of the Flares! How about a Sunset Cruise with all boats flying the Red, White and Blue!
Tomorrow morning stop in for a Members’ Social between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. to start the season on Manchaug Pond! Catch up with […]
The Tomato Plant Sale is back! Hannah is offering again this spring her Tomato Plant Sale with all proceeds benefiting the Manchaug Pond Foundation’s 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 …
The Manchaug Pond Foundation has received notice from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game concerning use of the public boat ramp at Manchaug Pond: in short, the ramp will remain open but organized events are prohibited […]
Register online this weekend to reserve your 2019 The DAM Race tee shirt […]
Live or camp Manchaug Pond? Love the celebrating? Keep it going tonight […]
Calling all members… it is time for the ANNUAL MEETING of the Manchaug Pond Foundation! Tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 24th, we will hold our annual business meeting of the members with a breakfast buffet starting at 9:30 a.m. on the shores of Manchaug Pond […]
Don’t forget Manchaug Pond’s On-lake Poker Run, tomorrow, Sunday, July 28th starting at 1:00 p.m. No boat? No problem as we can play […]
Ending the week, Manchaug Pond Foundation is sponsoring the 10th Annual BOAT DECORATING CONTEST and parade for tomorrow […]
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