Sutton/Douglas, MA: The Manchaug Pond Foundation will be holding their Fall Clean Up of scenic Manchaug Pond on Saturday, October 24th, volunteers are invited to join members and Friends of the Manchaug Pond Foundation in cleaning up Manchaug Pond and its watershed. Volunteers with boats are also welcome to help us clean up coves.
The effort is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with volunteers meeting at the state Public Access Boat Ramp on Torrey Road in Sutton. Volunteers will hit the pavement with garbage bags in hand to clean the roadsides, shoreline, and boat ramp - all areas within the Manchaug Pond watershed. Good company, beautiful scenery, safety vests, rubber gloves, and garbage bags will be provided. Masks will be required while at the boat ramp meeting area, hand sanitizer will be available and we ask that everyone follow state regulations for social distancing when possible. Rain date will be Sunday, October 25th and the rain date notice will be posted on the Manchaug Pond Foundation’s Facebook page and website.
The Manchaug Pond Foundation’s educational events look 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 are available on the Foundation’s website. Educational materials have been made possible by the MPF’s previous two water quality grants awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. For more information visit manchaugpond.org