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.

Loon Webinar on Wednesday, May 29

Raponda Foundation and Vermont Center for Ecostudies are hosting a loon webinar for you on Wednesday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m. Our speaker will be Eric Hanson from Vermont Center for Ecostudies. More information is here. Photo courtesy of Nikki Steel.

Big Boy in 2020

Lake Raponda Road Closure June 3-14

Lake Raponda Rd will be closed for two weeks beginning June 3rd from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm from 197-241 Lake Raponda Rd.  There will be no traffic allowed through during this time so please plan accordingly.  Turn around locations will be at the 4-way intersection at Ware Rd, and at Stearns Ave.  The road will be open in the evening and weekend to the residents in this area only. 
 
Questions? Contact Jessica DeFrancesco, Administrative Assistant Town of Wilmington, at (802) 464 - 8591.

Native Plantings for the Everyday Gardener

The Lake Raponda Environmental Committee is hosting a free program about native plants and how to include them in your garden. It's on Sunday, June 9th at 1 PM in Wilmington's Memorial Hall.

Save the date. More information is here.

Volunteer greeters needed

Consider volunteering for Lake Raponda's Greeter Program, where the front line of defense against aquatic invasive species happens every summer day.

The state provides online and in-person training for both new greeters and prior greeters. You can register for the training here. Contact Bob Brody for more information.

 

Lake Raponda awarded Lake Wise Gold Award

In January 2024, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation awarded Lake Raponda the Gold Lake Wise Award. Only five of Vermont’s hundreds of lakes have achieved this. Learn more here.

Loon Caller

The Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes a an annual newsletter about loon field work, science, and conservation. The latest issue is here and the previous issues are here.

Member Survey Results

The LRA membership survey results are here.

 

Photo credit: Robin Howe