Lake Bomoseen Community Area

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The 200 CLUB

A new club has started for Lake Bomoseen lovers and users.  It's called the 200 CLUB and if you are concerned about the outrageous amount of milfoil in our lake and would like to do something to reduce it, this club is for you.  Anyone donating $200 to the Lake Bomoseen Association can be part of the solution to the milfoil problem.  Ecoharvesters cost about $56,000 each and in order to "KILL the MILfoil", we need to purchase at least one that will work round the clock.  So far, we have collected $10,000. Terry Moran and his water quality committee are working out the details now but we need money to get the machine(s) ordered.  Consider joining our club by sending your check made out to Lake Bomoseen Association, Inc. to PO Box 655, Castleton, VT 05735, or you may contribute using the PayPal button below.  You will be awarded by a cleaner Lake Bomoseen.  You will receive a sticker to show others your concern and commitment to a cleaner lake.
 


Any questions, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call at 518-265-1267.

- This year, Lake Bomoseen has been home for an usual amount of invasive milfoil.  We plan to do what we can to reduce it but that comes with a cost.  We invite you to attend these events and support our efforts to accomplish this goal.
 
- Any questions, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call at 518-265-1267. 

- The Shoreland Protection Act, H. 526, is now in effect. Read the VPR News report on the law and perhaps join in the discussion. For the official State version, here is a link to The Vermont Shoreland Protection Act Handbook.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

SUMMER NEWSLETTER

VT LAKES REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2014 Events Calendar

Board monthly meetings: 7 p.m., third Thursdays at Castleton Community Center: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 24, May 17, June 19, July 17, Aug. Meeting Cancelled, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, & Dec. 18
Annual LBA meeting: June 28, Castleton State College, Coffee-8:45 AM, Business Meeting-9:15 AM
All member picnic; June 28 at 5 PM, Location: Edgewater Resort
July 4 - Fireworks, July 5 - Boat parade  
4PM Socials: fourth Thursdays: June 26, July 24, August 28...possible expansion into fall and winter, locations  
TBA Education Series: second Saturdays:
May 10 - Shoreline plantings and rain gardens presented by Emily DeBolt, Fiddlehead Creek Nursery.
June 14 - VT septic systems, presented by Jim Leamy, Health Officer town of Castleton, at Kehoe Conservation Camp
July 12 - Milfoil and Bomoseen presented by Terry Moran, LBA Water Quality Chair., at Kehoe Camp
Aug, 9 - Bomoseen history presented by Don Thompson, author and historian; at Kehoe Camp 
Fund raisers:
October 3 - Night Glow Golf;
October 4 – Octoberfest on the lake
Sailing regattas: Saturday mornings during the summer, Frank Gianinni
Kayaking: Wednesday mornings in the summer, Joan Argentero and Joan Chader
Open water kayak/canoe: on the north end of lake to experience wildlife:  First Sundays of months May-October, Mike Morris; park at fishing access north end
Long distant swimming: June 1 - Sept. 1, 7-8AM, Tuesdays, park on Prospect Bay Road, JoAnn Calvi
Kayak and Canoe demos: Sunday mornings during the summer at fishing access north end; Mike Morris.  

Lake Bomoseen Association (LBA)

THE LAKE BOMOSEEN ASSOCIATION, INC. was formed and incorporated in 1956 by a group of neighbors who loved and cared for Lake Bomoseen and wanted to see it thrive.
We continue today to love and care for the Lake and want the Lake to thrive environmentally, financially and socially in the future.
We value and seek to preserve the historic and natural beauty of the Lake. We work to assure the health of the Lake and its fauna and flora.
We are intensively involved in the battle against current and future invasive species and plants. We run a Greeter Program whereby we inspect all boats launched at the public accesses to prevent the introduction of invasive species.
We encourage and promote safe boating; set and light the guidance and warning buoys; provide the Fourth of July fireworks; and sponsor the Neighborhood socials and picnic each year.
We do all this in close concert with the State of Vermont who owns the lake and the Townships of Castleton and Hubbardton, which surround the Lake. We partner together for preservation and lake management. We engage with the Department of Environment Control, the Agency of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, State Representatives and local government and law enforcement on behalf of the Lake community. We enhance communication through quarterly newsletters, an up to date website, continuous Facebook updates, and Community Bulletin Board postings. An LBA sponsored Lake Bomoseen Perk Card provides discounts from local businesses that support our Lake and appreciate our members’ participation.
LBA is a not-for-profit corporation, 501(c)(7) governed by a Board of Directors elected each year at the summer annual meeting by the vote of the General Membership.
LBA is a proud charter member of the Vermont Lakes Coalition.

News & Events 10/19/2014

JOIN the 200 CLUB

A new club has started for Lake Bomoseen lovers and users.  It's called the 200 CLUB and if you are concerned about the outrageous amount of milfoil in our lake and would like to do something to reduce it, this club is for you.  Anyone donating $200 to the Lake Bomoseen Association can be part of the solution to the milfoil problem.  Ecoharvesters cost about $56,000 each and in order to "KILL the MILfoil", we need to purchase at least one that will work round the clock.  So far, we have collected $10,000. Terry Moran and his water quality committee are working out the details now but we need money to get the machine(s) ordered.  Consider joining our club by sending your check made out to Lake Bomoseen Association, Inc. to PO Box 655, Castleton, VT 05735, or you may contribute using the PayPal button next to this column. You will be awarded by a cleaner Lake Bomoseen.  You will receive a sticker to show others your concern and commitment to a cleaner lake.
 
Any questions, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call at 518-265-1267.

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