Lake Bomoseen Community Area

- The latest issue of the LBA Newsletter is now available.

- Milfoil Control Statement - approved by the board Nov. 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The 200 CLUB
Register of 200 Club Members

The Lake Bomoseen Association is pleased to announce that the KILL the MILfoil 200 Club campaign is close to the $50,000 level.  Lake owners and users have been very generous and this sends the message that many folks care and want to do what is necessary to reduce amount of milfoil in our beautiful lake.

The latest and largest contributor to the 200 Club is Green Mountain Feeds, Inc. of Bethel, VT who has invested $20,000.  Thanks go to this company and to all donors to date.  Having started the club in September of last year we are extremely grateful to all donors.  

Different levels of giving have been formed:  Bronze is $200 to $999, Silver $1,000 to $9,999, Gold is $10,000 to $19,999 and Platinum is for donations of $20,000 or more.  Contributors will be listed on the LBA website (http://lakebomoseen.mylaketown.com/).  We invite any users of Lake Bomoseen to join in the fundraising to purchase (which has now been done), maintain and operate the Eco-Harvester.  Checks for $200 or more can be mailed to LBA, PO Box 655, Castleton, VT 05735. The PayPal dropdown menu below can only be used for $200 donations.

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

Kill the MILfoil

- 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:

LATEST NEWSLETTER

VT LAKES REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2015 Events Calendar

Board monthly meetings: The next meeting will be March 19th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Castleton Community Center.

May 5: Fund Raising Event - Cinco de Mayo Day social at Kehoe Camp

June 6: Education Series - Shoreline protection info at Kehoe Camp, 9 a.m.

June 25:  LBA Social 5-7, location TBD

June 27:  Annual LBA meeting and Picnic at the Edgewater with silent auction, door prizes and 50/50

July 4: Fireworks over the lake at dusk near Crystal Beach; rain date July 5

July 14: Education Series - Eco Harvester info by Terry Moran at Kehoe, 9 a.m.

July 23: Social 5-7, location TBD

August 1: Education Series - Suction harvesting of milfoil by Tracy Carr, 9 a.m.

August 27: Social 5-7 location TBD

September 5: Education Series - Lake septic systems by Chris Leister, 9 a.m.

September 24: Social 5-7, Chili dinner at Kehoe Camp

Every Wednesday from early summer to late summer at 9 a.m. - Kayaking, led by Joan Argentero and Joan Chader.

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 3/21/2015

Property transfer tax increase eyed for lake cleanup

The House Ways and Means Committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a 0.2 percent increase in the property transfer tax. The money will be used to restore polluted waterways in Vermont. The tax is paid by property buyers. It can be added to the total closing cost of the property. The current rate is 1.25 percent the total value of the property. The 0.2 percent surcharge would increase the tax to 1.45.

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Local News 3/27/2015

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