Annual Meeting Saturday August 8 at 4pm

The Annual Meeting of the Lake Raponda Association will take place outdoors at 264 Lake Raponda Road. There will be NO social gathering, and attendees are asked to wear a mask and bring your own chair. If you drive, please park along the lakeside of the road to enable traffic to pass. Feel free to bring your own refreshments; none will be served, and the meeting will be conducted according to State of Vermont pandemic guidelines. A limited number of chairs will be available for those unable to bring one. In case of bad weather on August 8, a postponement email will be sent by 2 pm with the rain date to be Sunday, August 15 at 2:00 pm, same location.

The meeting agenda is here, including approval of the July 12 stated meeting minutes here. The first draft of the Watershed Conservation Plan that emerged from our 2019 Watershed Assessment is here.

Stated Meeting July 12, 2020

Stated meeting July 12, 2020

Mike Clough's Presentation July 12, 2020

Mike Clough video

Loons at Lake Raponda

Alas, our loon pair's second nesting attempt was unsuccessful. You can learn more about loons in the latest edition of Loon Caller.
Loon photo courtesy of Nicki Steele

Lake Raponda Association Directory

Numerous requests for a revival of the LRA phone/email directory have inspired Social Committee member Andrea Glenn to work with clerk Eliza Childs to provide a new directory for the convenience of LRA members. You will be hearing from them soon with an update and permission form. Please reply promptly to their message. Comments or questions? Contact Will Melton, President, Lake Raponda Association.

Wear your mask in Wilmington

The Wilmington Selectboard has issued the following COVID-19 Emergency Order: Requirement to Wear Face Coverings.

"Starting May 22, 2020, any member of the public entering a business located in the Town of Wilmington that will be open to the public or a Town-owned building must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose that is consistent with the Vermont Department of Health’s guidance on face coverings."

Lake Raponda Watershed Assessment

Read Will Melton's article here about our watershed assessment in pages 9-10 of the Spring 2020 Newsletter of the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds. The final report is here.

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