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Lake and Watershed Clean-up Event: Manchaug Pond

In a celebration of the arrival of spring and of our natural resources, everyone is invited to join members and friends of the Manchaug Pond Foundation in the annual spring clean-up event of Manchaug Pond and its watershed. Students, scout, groups, and clubs are most welcome.
 
Be part of the effort scheduled to take place Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Volunteers will meet at the state boat ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton to team up and fan out throughout the watershed hitting the pavement with garbage bags in hand to clean the roadsides, shoreline, and boat ramp within the Manchaug Pond watershed. The more volunteers, the more roads we can cover! Good company, refreshments, garbage bags, and rubber gloves will be provided.  Rain date will be Sunday, April 28th. 
 
The Manchaug Pond Foundation’s educational outreach looks to improve the water quality of the picturesque 380 acre community lake which lies within Douglas and Sutton, through the education of the many users and watershed residents.  Educational information on residential Low Impact Development (LID) techniques such as landscaping with buffer zones and rain gardens to limit runoff of fertilizer nutrients will be available to participants as well as special activity and coloring books for children. Educational materials have been made possible by the Foundation’s previous two water quality grants awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Special thanks to the Town of Sutton Highway Department for their support in this event.
 
Visit www.manchaugpond.org for more information about Manchaug Pond. Manchaug Pond Foundation In. is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to the welfare and correct use of Manchaug Pond and its watershed.  In advocacy, education and action we work together preserving and promote water quality, dam and waterlevel, watershed conservation, native wildlife habitats, safe boating and more. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID # 32-0303891.