Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This Saturday, give back to Manchaug Pond!

Earth Day?  Right here in your neighborhood - Manchaug Pond!

Be part of the effort to preserve Manchaug Pond and its watershed this Saturday, April 26th by joining in on the annual Spring Cleanup! We'll meet at 9 :00 AM at the State Boat Ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton - have a coffee, grab some gloves and a trash bags, and fan out from there hitting the ramp, roadsides and shoreline!  
 
A tally of trash collected, volunteer hours of those participating, and area covered will be reported to the state DEP as part of our match for the Phase 2 S.319 Non-Point Pollution Grant for Manchaug Pond.  So be sure to join us for an hour or two!

 For more information contact: Marty Jo Henry, MPF 319 Grant Coordinator Program at ManchaugPondGrant@gmail.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Water Level Nearing Full


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A look at the flashboards today shows the lake water level is approaching full.  Water continues to flow in from the hillsides of the watershed.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gearing up for spring on Manchaug Pond!

If you have had enough of ice fishing, snowmobiling, and other winter sports, or have spent the winter just looking out the window longing for summer, take heart! 

The snow and ice are melting fast in and around Manchaug Pond and the Manchaug Pond Foundation has been working all winter on a whole calendar of fun and worthwhile events and projects to involve you and benefit you, the lake, the watershed, and the greater community!

Let's take a look at a few for April:
  • Spring issue of SPLASH! our colorful, print newsletter with 8 pages of info is at the printer!  Get on the mailing list by hitting our PayPal donation button for any amount or send a donation to MPF, P.O. Box 154, Manchaug, MA  01526.  Special thanks to our Newsletter Committee: Alice our Editor, and committee members, writers and photographers Andy, Dave, George, Karen, Marty Jo, Wendy, Phyllis, Russ and Paul, Bill L.  Want to join the committee?
  • BIG SPRING RAFFLE tickets on sale now!  Get your ticket today with only 100 chances to win a $6,600 Home Theater, the 55" Bose VideoWave III with delivery, setup and installation  OR the CA$H prize of $4,000! Tickets price is $100 and directly benefit Manchaug Pond.  Special thanks to our FUNdrai$ing Committee: Karen our chair, George "Gig" our raffle, and members Andy, Paula, Ted, Mike, Dave, and Phyllis.  There's a seat and a coffee for you at their meetings!
  •  Opportunities for YOU TO GET More INVOLVED: 
    •  Learn how to take a water sample and do site evaluation once a month as part of a larger river system water quality effort.
    • Give a morning of your time on Saturday, April 26 for our Spring Cleanup of Ramp, Roadsides and Shoreline: 9 AM to Noon, State Boat Ramp, Torrey Road, Sutton.  Start with coffee and donuts, work with neighbors and friends, and end the morning with the satisfaction of a job well done!  Rake, pick up paper, boat the shoreline... it's better than a morning at the gym!
    • Join a committee or team!  Bring your ideas to help plan the Boat Decorating Contest; develop a learning lake resource "toolbox" for kids of ages; take photos or write for the newsletter; share your time and expertise with us!  We have a place for you just tell us your interest!
    • "LIKE" us on facebook @ Manchaug Pond Foundation and post with Manchaug Pond.
    • Use GoodSearch on the internet when you search the internet.
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ICE!

With the large amount of ice still covering the pond,  the low-level gate of the dam has been opened. Rain and snow are in the forecast.  Wind and ice can cause significant damage to docks and walls.

The dam is monitored daily.  Please check back for updates.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Snowmelt!

With watershed runoff from snowmelt and rainfall, the lake waterlevel continues to rise. Low level gate has been adjusted to fill the reservoir!
 

Questions? Concerns? Ask them here with the MPF. (mid-March, 2014)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

YOU Can Name MPF to Telegram Outreach for Charities Program

You can help Manchaug Pond through a new program of the Telegram & Gazette.  Subscribers can name the Manchaug Pond Foundation to benefit from the new TOUCH (Telegram Outreach for Charities) program.

When you receive your TOUCH letter and voucher, just fill in Manchaug Pond Foundation,  P.O. Box 154, Manchaug, 01526, and return in the provided pre-paid envelope.

There is no cost to you,  and the benefits to Manchaug Pond will grow with each Telegram subscriber participating.  Boston Globe Media's Linda Pizzuti Henry tells us that Manchaug Pond Foundation will receive free advertising space to help "raise awareness around their mission, recruit more volunteers, advertise events, and create a better Worcester County community for all of us."

Go Manchaug Pond Foundation!

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