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Lake Raponda Greeter Program

Update April 19, 2017:  The Wilmington selectboard approved  a further $3,500 for the greeter program!  The Lake Raponda Association will contribute $2,500.  The program overview is here. All members are invited to the training session May 6.

Update April 2, 2017:  The State of Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation has approved our grant for up to $6,520!

On December 7, 2016, the Wilmington selectboard approved pursuing a grant to establish a greeter program at Lake Raponda's boat launch area.  The objective is to educate boaters and prevent invasive species from contaminating the lake.  Thank you, LRA members Jack Widness and Scott Kurtzman for driving this effort.

This is part of the association's Lake Health Initiative.  Read more about the greeter program and the selectboard's action here.
Inspecting a boat
Inspecting a boat hull for milfoil

Snow Geese on Lake Raponda

Read the letter in the Deerfield Valley News about our recent visitors. Nicki Steel took the beautiful photos below.
Snow geese on Lake Raponda
Snow geese in flight
Snow geese in Vee formation

Vermont Lake Wise

Mike Widness holding Lake Raponda's Vermont Lakewise poster
In November 2016, association member Jack Widness was certified in Natural Shoreline Erosion Control by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.  He is now our go-to guy on this topic.  Above, Mike Widness holds the poster awarded to Lake Raponda in honor of Jack's certification.

    The Lake

About the Lake
Association documents
Purchase LRA logo shirts
Water quality log
Vermont Lake Wise
Shoreland Protection Act FAQ
Shoreland Protection Act web site
Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds
Buffers for Blue Lakes
Mussels at the lake

    Near the Lake

Map of Lake Raponda area homes
Notes about the map of homes
Lake Raponda Little Free Library
Protecting trees from beavers
The Second Lake Raponda Hotel
Wilmington Historical Society
Wilmington, 1900
Wilmington area charities
Wilmington Works

    Calendars and Searches

Town of Wilmington
Chamber of Commerce
Memorial Hall Events
Free Exercise Program
MHCA Movies in West Dover
Front Porch Forum
ibrattleboro Calendar
Deerfield Valley News Calendar
Brattleboro Reformer Calendar
Brattleboro Commons Calendar
Vermont Humanities Council Calendar
Vermont Historic Sites Calendar
Geocaches Near the Lake
Brattleboro Time Trade

    Nearby Events

June: Vermont Lakes Seminar
June: Strolling of the Heifers
July-Aug: Marlboro Music Festival
Aug: Grace Cottage Fair
Aug: Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair
Aug: Best Dam Walk
Aug: Bondville Fair
Sept: Independent TV and Film Festival
Sept: Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival
Sept: Peru Fair
Sept: Guilford Fair
Sept: Marlboro Fair
Oct: Newfane Heritage Festival