Entries by Betsy Hunt

The 2024 Tour de Greensboro 

Ninety very eager cross-country skiers took to the ski trails of the Northeast Kingdom on Saturday, Feb 10th to participate in the non-competitive 2024 Tour de Greensboro. Participants included a strong contingent of local skiers along with others from CT, ME, NH, MA, and NY. They all had one thing in common, to challenge themselves […]

Greensboro Association Awarded Grant for Decontamination Station at Caspian Lake Boat Launch

The Greensboro Association has been awarded a nearly $22,000 grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program that will allow for the creation and maintenance of a decontamination station to be located at the Caspian Lake boat launch area.  The station will provide hot, pressurized water to clean watercraft before entering the lake, preventing the spread […]

CASPIAN CHALLENGE ROAD RACE 2024

It’s never too early to be thinking about summer! The 13th annual Caspian Challenge and 5k road race will be held Sunday, July 28th at 8:30 am at the ballfield in Greensboro (corner of Lake Shore Road and Breezy Avenue). The race consists of the classic, rolling 6.7 mile loop around Caspian Lake as well […]

Caspian Lake Watershed Action Plan Final Report Presentation Webinar: Tuesday, January 16 at 5 p.m.

Caspian Lake Watershed Action Plan Final Report Presentation Webinar This webinar will be focused on presenting the final report for the Caspian Lake Watershed Action plan (LWAP). The final report will include a high-level overview/synthesis of all the prior completed desktop and field assessments, recommendations and outcomes. All the Caspian Lake LWAP information is available […]

Are You Concerned About the Water Quality in Caspian Lake

Please plan to attend the Caspian Lake Watershed Action Plan Community Input Meeting on Augst 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Greensboro. There will be a review of the field assessment results and you will hear about the project ranking process that identifies the best potential restoration projects […]

Hazard Mitigation Survey from the Town of Greensboro

The town of Greensboro is working on updating their Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and would appreciate your input through the short survey below.  Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeb8bilWIIAskDRKKP1W4w4nVixGD0l8aaoTebj8v3Gkli2zA/viewform?usp=sf_link In addition, there will be a public meeting on August 10 at 6 p.m. at Fellowship Hall at the Greensboro United Church to review the Hazard Mitigation plan. Alison […]

July 26 Community Relief Fund Update

The Greensboro Association has raised nearly $55,000 for community relief from the recent flooding disaster. The grants committee has awarded $20,000 to local groups working directly with community members and they continue to work with local organizations to determine where the greatest needs are. Donations have enabled us to provide much needed food security including […]

July 16 Community Relief Fund Update

The Greensboro Association’s Community Relief Fund has awarded its first recipients of emergency funding. $5000 will go to the Center for Agricultural Economy who will distribute food vouchers that can be used at the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Willey’s store (Greensboro), C&C Market (Barton), Buffalo Mountain Market (Hardwick), Smiths (Greensboro Bend) and both Genny’s in […]

Wake Boats Threaten Caspian Lake and Must be Prohibited

The Greensboro Association, the Stewards of the Greensboro Watersheds and the town of Greensboro are collecting signatures for support of a ban on wake boats on our waterways. Details can be found in the poster below. Link to the petition can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScf20kO5mpW-EXGPXt5IL0MuEHqph-6S_OWgdC-eVxnXLvrPw/viewform?usp=sf_link Thank you for your consideration!

Caspian Lake Sailing Race Series Schedule

The Caspian Lake Sailing Series will run Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning Wednesday, August 2nd and concluding Saturday, August 19. Races will start at 2pm. Starting line will be north of sunken island off Aspenhurst Point. All types of boats, all ages, and all skill levels welcomed and encouraged. The race on Saturday the 12th will be […]

Wake Boats in Vermont Update: What to Know and What You Can Do

JoAnn Hanowski, co-chair of the Greensboro Association’s Lakes and Environmental Stewardship Committee, sat down with NEK-VT Rocks out of Newport, VT to discuss the status of wake boats in Vermont alongside Jim Lengel of Responsible Wakes for Vermont Lakes.   The topic of wake boats has been an active one within the Greensboro and surrounding communities […]

Urgent: Public Meeting 2/15 – Proposed DEC Wakeboat Rules

On Wednesday, February 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will give the public an opportunity to react to their proposed rule on the use of wake boats in Vermont.   A meeting will be held in Greensboro at the Highland Center for the Arts and via Microsoft Teams.  JoAnn Hanowski, co-chair of the Greensboro Association’s Lakes and […]

Interesting update on VT short-term rentals

Towns Across Vermont Are Beginning to Regulate Short-Term Rentals When Moriah Stokes and Vincent Connolly purchased a second home in Morrisville in 2017, they already had plans to list it on Airbnb. The couple were living in Colorado at the time, and Stokes, who grew up in Morrisville, wanted to be able to visit her […]

Tour de Greensboro

DATE CHANGE: This event will be held on Sunday, February 5.   Embrace the winter and sign up for the first annual Tour de Greensboro. This event, to be held on Saturday, February 4th, will consist of a 25km, classic ski tour on some of the most scenic trails in the northeast. Start and end at Highland Lodge […]

January Greetings

  New Year’s 2023, looking towards Black’s Point –Karen Gowen, photographer   On January 8, the lake froze (again), and by the 14th of January was sporting 4 inches of ice on the east shore.  A few more good cold nights will be great news for all winter activities in the Northeast Kingdom! Those who […]

Caspian Challenge Results and Updates

NEXT CASPIAN CHALLENGE  JULY 30, 2023 8:30am start COMING NEXT YEAR–The 12th Annual Caspian Challenge, sponsored by the Greensboro Association, will be open for registration Spring 2023! 2022 RESULTS–A spectacular day greeted the 11th Annual Caspian Challenge on Sunday July 31, 2022.  Seventy-five runners and eight walkers participated in the scenic race, which hosts a […]