The Blackstone River Coalition water quality team will be out in the Manchaug Pond watershed this season with one of our Board members […]
Free Vessel Safety Check
Time for the annual Vessel Safety Check to get you on the water safe and sound! Examiner Jim Arpin of [..]
Saturday, Lake & Watershed Cleanup
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 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 …
The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk
Get your sneakers and come out to the Manchaug Pond shoreline for 8th Annual The DAM Race 5K Run & 3K Health Walk! […]
On the lookout for cyanobacteria
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!
Tomato Plant Sale Fundraiser Extended: Huge, Healthy & Flowering!
The Tomato Plant Sale fundraiser is extended one week with delivery on Saturday, May 29th! Plants are beautiful and healthy averaging 18″ high, with most […]
Water Quality Sampling: What’s in the Water? Sampling for Harmful Algae & Cyanobacteria
This year, the Manchaug Pond Foundation expands our water quality monitoring program to include monitoring for harmful algal blooms in order to learning more about […]
Blackstone River Seeks Volunteers
The Blackstone River Coalition (BRC) needs volunteers to assist with its 18th year of water quality monitoring of 28 sites in the mid-reach section of the watershed. Enjoy being out […]
Manchaug Pond Clean-up This Saturday!
Let’s do it! The Manchaug Pond Foundation is organizing the annual fall cleanup of Manchaug Pond and its watershed for Saturday, October 24, 2020 […]
Register Online for Free Race Tee
Register online this weekend to reserve your 2019 The DAM Race tee shirt […]
Annual Meeting of the Members and Breakfast Social Tomorrow!
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 […]
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