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Weed Harvesting Application

Plans are in the works to start harvesting on July 9. If you are a currently paid up LBA member and have not previously submitted a harvesting application but wish to do so now, please fill out and send in this downloadable application by June 9.

Bomobash, Saturday, June 30

The Lake Bomoseen Lodge will be the place to be on Saturday, June 30, at 5 PM for the Bomobash.  LBA members and friends of the lake are invited to attend. This is the LBA's annual family picnic and is being held once again on the shores of Lake Bomoseen.    Paul Brotchie is providing music during the evening for our enjoyment. The new Taproom is preparing barbecue ribs & grilled chicken, with all the fixings.  Non-alcoholic beverages are provided.  There is a cash bar; no coolers are allowed.

Another highlight of the evening is the silent auction being held to raise funds to fulfill our mission to protect, preserve and promote our lake. A few of the larger items being offered for your bid are: a 4 course golf package, an adult and a child kayak with paddles, gas grill, $200 fuel oil certificate, Hubbardton Forge table lamp, a Columbus Day weekend lake home rental, driveway gravel, gift certificates from local restaurants and many more items. Be sure to bring your checkbooks.

Bomobash tickets are limited this year and need to be purchased before June 20 by contacting John Hale (email:  john@sudokuvt.com or cell: 201-725-2429). They are $30 for adults, kids ages 6 to 12 are $10 and under 5 are free. All children will receive a Frisbee this year.  Tables and chairs are provided.

Preview and early bidding of the silent auction items is being held at the LBA social on Thursday evening, June 28, at the home of Davene & Jerry Brown, 2495 Route 30, Bomoseen, at 5 to 7:30 PM. The Palms is hosting the social; a $15 ticket is for one drink and appetizers. Socials welcome LBA members and Lake Bomoseen friends. LBA membership forms are always available at our functions. Any questions, email gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call 518-265-1267.

Fourth of July Week Events

The Castleton community is invited to support the Celebrate Castleton July 4th festivities this year.  On Friday, May 25, 6 to 8 pm, a fund raiser mixer with music will be held in The Loft, upstairs over the Lake Bomoseen Lodge Taproom.  Tickets will be sold at the door and are $20.  This includes pizza and wings and one drink, and a $10 donation to the July 4th fireworks and parades.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

Plans have already begun to celebrate July 4th and include a breakfast, two parades (one downtown at 10:30 am and one on the water at 2 pm),  a barbecue, concert and fireworks, of course. Bright orange containers to drop donations in are around town.  We hope if you have enjoyed Castleton's July 4th fireworks, etc. in the past, that you will continue to support us so the tradition can continue.

If  you need any further information, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call 802-468-2281 . 

Annual Meeting

The date of the annual meeting is Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the Jeffords Center at Castleton University.

LBA Board Meetings

Meetings are usually held at 7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of most months at the Castleton Community Center. The next committee meeting will be Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm at the Castleton Community Center. 

Kayaking

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