2021 Special Events in the Lake Raponda Watershed

It's the 100th anniversary of the Lake Raponda Association and we're celebrating with fun events for everyone in the Lake Raponda Watershed!

Wednesday, June 30, 7:00 p.m. Raponda Loon Project

Update with Q & A.  Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3882071157

Presenter: Eric Hanson, loon biologist, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Saturday, July 17, (afternoon & nighttime events) Raponda Watershed Insect Safari

Time and location: afternoon at 264 Lake Raponda Road (look for follow-up flyer with details)

Presenters: Cambridge Entomological Club, Vermont Entomological Society, Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Sunday, July 25, 4:00 p.m. Natural Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

Location: 264 Lake Raponda Road

Presenter: Margery Winters, asst. dir. Roaring Brook Nature Center & pres. Simsbury Land Trust and Simsbury Conservation Commission.

Note: A few sign-ups for private half-hour garden consultations with Margery that day are available as a mini-fundraiser for the Lake Raponda Environmental Foundation.

Saturday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. Old Home Week Parade

See http://www.wilmingtonohw2020.org/calendar.html for calendar for August 5-8 celebration

Saturday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. Moosestock VI

Location: Dockside, 220 Lake Raponda Road

Hosts: Holly and Joe Fortner with music by Blind Date Vocal & Guitar Duo, featuring the Rapondettes

Saturday, September 11, 10:00 a.m. Invasive Terrestrial Plant Walk

Location: Starting at 264 Lake Raponda Road

Presenter: Pieter van Loon, director of forest stewardship, Vemont Land Trust

Saturday, September 25, 7:30 a.m. Birds of Raponda: Identification & Appreciation

Location: Starting at Green Mountain Beach

Leader: Cory Ross, district manager, Windham Conservation District

Loons at Lake Raponda

Photo Credit: Nicki Steel

The loons have two eggs. Please respect their privacy and stay far from their nest.

Bears at Lake Raponda

Jacklyn Comeau Bear Video

Vermont’s growing population of black bears can lead to some surprise encounters around Lake Raponda. Understanding our furry neighbors and their habits is the best way to avoid problems. Jacklyn Comeau, wildlife scientist for Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has helped to develop the State’s Black Bear Program. Her deep knowledge of these remarkable creatures has led to great insights into “Living with Black Bears".

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About the Lake
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About the Association
Lake Raponda plants and wildlife
Lake Raponda Little Free Library
Gardens and Landscapes
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Geocaches near the lake
Maintaining your septic system
The First Lake Raponda Hotel
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Vermont Lake Wise
Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds
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    Local Resources

Town of Wilmington
Wilmington Historical Society
Wilmington, 1900
Wilmington area charities
Wilmington Works
Recycling and Composting
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Windham conservation events newsletter

    Local Activities

Chamber of Commerce Events
Memorial Hall Events
Wilmington Library Events
MHCA Movies in West Dover
Front Porch Forum
Brattleboro Time Trade


Dover Library Events Calendar
ibrattleboro Calendar
Deerfield Valley News Calendar
Brattleboro Commons Calendar
Vermont Humanities Council Calendar
Vermont Historic Sites Calendar

    Nearby Annual Events

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


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