Lake Raponda Watershed Assessment
A State of Vermont grant to the Windham County Natural Resources
Conservation District (WCNRCD) is funding an environmental
baseline assessment of the watershed of Lake Raponda as it exists
in 2019. We will gather data about the land and water native and
invasive species present in the watershed and about flows and
run-off factors emptying into the lake.
Maps of the area for the assessment:
- Erosion assessment forms in Word
formats: To document erosion related to streams, culverts, and
roads. Upload completed forms and pictures here.
To record animal and plant life. Download the app below.
Training Friday, July 26 at 3:00 pm taught by
environmentalist Abigail Winrich. Download the iNaturalist app
to your phone or tablet and create an account, then register for
the event here.
- Stream Walk Assessment Training: Thursday August 8 at
9:30 am. Information and signup are here.
- Paddle around the lake Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 am
to identify culverts and streams that run into the lake.
Information and signup are here.
- Lake Raponda’s Watershed: What Is It & How It Affects
Us: Mike Clough, “The Owl Guy,” Managing Director of the
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, will present on Friday,
August 23 at 3:00 pm. This will take place at Lake Raponda Green
Mountain Beach. This activity promises to be an exceptionally
engaging event in which Mike will talk about several live museum
animals he will bring— how we and they are all integral parts of
our Raponda watershed.
- Watershed Invasive Aquatic Species Paddle: This event
will be led by Laurie Callahan, SE VT Aquatic Invasive Species
Project Coordinator on Friday, August 30 from 9:00 AM to noon.
For information and signup, click here.
- Culvert and Stream Assessments: September 1 and
September 8 at 10:00 AM. Results are here.
SAMPLE Documents (from South Lake Champlain