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Rain Garden Workshop

Tuesday, August 22, 2017    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm at the Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St, Castleton. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Rain gardens are a beautiful and practical way to:

  • Absorb storm water and reduce runoff
  • Provide food and habitat for pollinators and other insects and animals 
  • Enhance your property and protect your shoreline

Learn how to assess your soil for the best location, choose native plants suited to your property, installation techniques, and contact information for state and local resources.  Obtain a free copy of “The Vermont Rain Garden Manual”. 

Presented by Becky Tharp, Program Manager, Green Infrastructure Collaborative, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Department of Environmental Conservation. Sponsored by the Lake Bomoseen Association and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program.

For additional information and to register for the workshop, contact: Linda Patterson, Water Quality Educator, Lake Champlain Sea Grant     Email: Linda.Patterson@uvm.edu        Phone: 802-656-7668

Next Social: August 24th

The Lake Bomoseen Association has socials during the summer to provide a friendly and relaxed setting to meet lake neighbors and friends.  The next social is August 24th at the Dawson's home at 14 West Crystal Haven Rd.  Any questions, email gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call 518-265-1267. Bring a chair, your beverage, and an appetizer to share. Socials welcome LBA members and Lake Bomoseen friends. LBA membership forms are always available at our functions.

LBA Board Meetings

7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of most months at the Castleton Community Center. The next meeting is scheduled for August 17th.

LBA Socials:  5-7 pm on 4th Thursdays

August 24th - 14 West Crystal Lane., hosted by Alice & Cornell Dawson

September 28th - Chili Cook Off in the Woodard Marine Showroom

Kayaking

9 am on Wednesdays during the summer. Contact Joan Argento at argevtfl@aol.com to get on notification list for locations.

Education Series at Kehoe Camp

To be announced when scheduled.

This series is held to fulfill the mission of the LBA to preserve, promote and protect our lake. Contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or 802-468-2281 for information.

The 200 Club

The Lake Bomoseen Association is pleased to announce that the KILL the MILfoil 200 Club campaign has surpassed the $60,000 level.  Lake homeowners and users have been very generous and this sends the message that many folks care and want to do what is necessary to reduce amount of milfoil in our beautiful lake. Now that the LBPT, a 501(c)(3), a tax deductible charity has had some on-the-water experience to analyze, the first harvester was sold back to the manufacturer and purchase of a completely different harvester will be considered.

The largest contributor to the 200 Club is Green Mountain Feeds, Inc. of Bethel, VT which has donated $40,000.  Our thanks go to this company and to all donors to date.  Having started the club in September of 2014, we are extremely grateful to all donors.  

Different levels of giving have been formed:  Bronze is $200 to $999, Silver $1,000 to $9,999, Gold is $10,000 to $19,999 and Platinum is for donations of $20,000 or more.  We invite any users of Lake Bomoseen to join in the fundraising effort to purchase, maintain and operate a larger, better harvester.  A PayPal option for $200 is available below, should you wish to make a tax deductible donation now. Checks for other amounts may be made payable and mailed to LBPT, PO Box 356, Bomoseen, VT 05732.

Kill the MILfoil

Any questions, please contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call at 518-265-1267. 

This year, Lake Bomoseen has been home for an usual amount of invasive milfoil.  We plan to do what we can to reduce it but that comes with a cost.  We invite you to support our efforts to accomplish this goal.