Lake Raponda Association
The mission of The Lake Raponda Association is to preserve and enhance the natural resources and environmental health of Lake Raponda and the surrounding area for the benefit of current and future generations.
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
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
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
The loons have two eggs. Please respect their privacy and stay far from their nest.
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".