Lake Bomoseen Community Area

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

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

- If you would like to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the LBA mailing list, please send a message, giving your name, preferred email address and permanent mailing address to webguy@earthlink.net.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

LBA socials are held the fourth Thursday of during the summer months. The July 23 social is at the new home of Kevin Birchmore, located at Point of Pines. August 27 social is at Watch Point, home of Sheila McIntyre, off of Spooner Point Road.

September 24 is our final social of the year…it’s a Chili social at Kehoe Camp. Time is 5 PM to 7:30 PM and you can arrive and leave anytime within those times. Carpooling is always encouraged when the socials are held at private homes.

This is open to all; of course we always encourage you to join the LBA. More memberships mean more dollars to spend on preserving, promoting and protecting our beautiful lake.

Any questions, please contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or calling 802-468-2281.

Lake Bomoseen Preservation Trust News

Tax-deductible donations toward a second harvester will be gratefully accepted by the Lake Bomoseen Preservation Trust. Please make out your check to the Lake Bomoseen Preservation Trust or LBPT and send it to LBPT, PO Box 356, Bomoseen, VT 05732. A PayPal option is now available below.

 

Lecture Series Topics and Dates:
July 11: Eco-harvesting on Lake Bomoseen by Terry Moran, Chairman of LBA Water Quality,
August 1: Suction Harvesting of Milfoil by Tracy Carr, and
September 5: Septic Systems on a Lake by engineer Chris Leister.

This series is held to fulfill the mission of the LBA to preserve, promote and protect our lake. Contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or 802-468-2281 for more information.

The 200 CLUB
Register of 200 Club Members

The Lake Bomoseen Association is pleased to announce that the KILL the MILfoil 200 Club campaign has surpassed the $60,000 level.  Lake homeowners 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. After the LBPT has enough on-the-water experience to analyze, purchase of a 2nd harvester will be considered.

The  largest contributor to the 200 Club is Green Mountain Feeds, Inc. of Bethel, VT who has invested $20,000.  Our 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 effort to purchase, maintain and operate another Eco-Harvester.  Checks may be made out and mailed to LBPT, PO Box 356, Bomoseen, VT 05732. A PayPal option is available above, should you wish to make a donation now.

Any questions, please 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.

- 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.

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2015 Events Calendar

Board monthly meetings: The June 18th regular board meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be the Annual Meeting on June 27th, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. at Castleton State College.

June 25:  LBA Social 5-7, Montcalm Vineyards, next to Catholic Church on Avalon Beach Road, wine tasting too!

June 27:  Annual LBA Meeting at Castleton State College, Jeffords Auditorium, 9:00 a.m., and Bomobash Picnic at the Edgewater with silent auction, door prizes and 50/50.Chicken & Rib BBQ Dinner, BYOB. Buy by 6/21 - $17 LBA, $22 non-members; after 6/21 - $22 LBA, $27 non-members. Tix available at Woodard Marina & Century 21 Bird Real Estate.

Annual Meeting Agenda

July 4: Fireworks over the lake at 9:15 near Crystal Beach; rain date July 5th. Boat Parade 2 p.m. Line up at 1:30 in front of Woodard Marine gas docks. Launch at 2:00 p.m.

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 6/23/2015

LBA Annual Meeting and Picnic Sat., June 27

The Lake Bomoseen Association Annual Meeting is 6/27 at the Jeffords Building located on the Castelton State College Campus. There will be refreshments at 8:45 AM with the meeting beginning at 9:15 AM.  Agenda

 Specific business discussions will be Committee Reports including: the LBA harvester, the Eco-Restoration Grant Award, the introduction of the Lake Bomoseen Preservation Trust and the $200 Club, revised bylaws, and the Nominations Slate.

Our guest speaker is Dawn Custer, Hubbardton Town Clerk. She will be speaking about Hubbardton's relationship with Lake Bomoseen.

At 5 PM we are congregating at the Edgewater Hotel lakeside for a Chicken & Rib Barbecue, prepared by Roz Rogers and her crew from the Trak In Restaurant.  Ten Rod Road Band will be playing as they did last year.  Door prizes will be given to all attending….useful backpacks with the LBA logo and hula hoops for the kids under 12 years old.  A silent auction will be set up so you can go home with something wonderful…be sure to bring your pocketbook to participate in this and increase our LBA treasury.  Tickets are available at Woodard Marine and Century 21 Bird Real Estate.  LBA members cost is $17 and non-members $22.  Kids under 12 are $10 and kids under 5 years old are free.  Prices go up $5 more if you buy your tickets after June 21.  If you have something you would like to donate to the silent auction, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or 468-2281. 

Other events taking place on July 4thon Lake Bomoseen are a boat parade at 2 PM…line up at 1:30 PM in front of Woodard Marine gas docks. 

The Lake Bomoseen Association 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks will begin approximately 9:15 PM or once the sky turns dark. There will be a warning shot and the fireworks display will commence. Please be careful boaters! Enjoy the evening. 

Just an FYI; the rain date is Sunday, July 5th. However, once the fireworks are set up, we must shoot. The rain date will only be used if we have enough weather forecast notice and do not set up for Saturday. Let's hope for a great Fourth!

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