Lake Bomoseen Community Area
SHORELAND PROTECTION ACT UPDATE: Lake Bomoseen friends, we need your help. The Shoreline Protection Act, S. 224, has received preliminary approval from the Senate. The bill will now go through a full Statehouse debate. Our Representatives should be contacted to express a strong objection. They must hear from as many as possible.
Shoreland Protection Act (now called S.224) -- Full Text
2014 Events Calendar
Board monthly meetings: third Thursdays at Castleton Community Center: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, & Dec. 18
Annual LBA meeting: June 28, Castleton State College, 9 AM
All member picnic; June 28 at 5 PM, location TBA
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 - Bomoseen history presented by Don Thompson, author and historian; at Kehoe Camp
Aug, 9 - Milfoil and Bomoseen presented by Terry Moran, LBA Water Quality Chair., at Kehoe Camp
September 13, Tour the lake and visit some sights on members' pontoon boats with box lunch,
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 2/27/2014
Editorial: Shoreland bill muddies the waters it means to clean
House Bill 526 provides an object lesson in what’s wrong with the legislative mindset.
The bill, which was recently passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, seeks to regulate “lake shoreland protection standards.”
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Local News 12/26/2013
Dear Members and Friends: This is an important reminder of the last public meet...
Dear Members and Friends: This is an important reminder of the last public meeting of the Vermont Shoreland Protection Commission on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the State House, room 11, Montpelier VT. This last meeting i...Read More