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13th Annual Caspian Challenge: July 28, 2024: Registration opens on May 1

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The Caspian Challenge:

Sunday, July 28, 2024

at 8:30 a.m.

 REGISTRATION ONLINE STARTING MAY 1 ($15)

DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION $20 (CASH ONLY)

 

The 13th Annual Caspian Challenge Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2024 at the Ballfield In Greensboro, the corner of Lake Shore Road and Breezy Avenue. The race consists of the classic 6.8 mile loop around Caspian Lake and an out and back 5K Walk/Race. Prizes for both races and refreshments for all.

Join us for a morning of fun, exercise and community support. All proceeds from the event go to the Caspian Lake Adult Swim program. The registration fee online is $15 through July 27, and $20 on day of race. Day of race registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and ends at 8:15 a.m. sharp. No fee for those under 13. Minimum age to participate in the 5K is 7.

Eric Hanson, Race Director – [email protected].

 

Click here to register

 

400 trees planted in Greensboro Bend to Mitigate the Impact of Flooding

On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April a volunteer team led by the Watershed Stewards of Greensboro (part of the Greensboro Association) and Orleans County Conservation District planted close to 400 trees in Greensboro Bend at the property of Pierrette Lyman. Mrs Lyman had asked for a Streamwise Assessment to be completed on her land in early 2023. Her property abuts the Lamoille River and was significantly impacted by the floods of July 2023. As she had already had her Streamwise Assessment, the Watershed Stewards and Orleans County Conservation District were able to respond quickly with a grant from the “Trees for Streams” program to obtain the trees and schedule the planting early in 2024. The team planted 391 Silver Maple, Tamarack, Willow, Elderberry and Dogwood trees. These trees will help protect Mrs Lyman’s property from future flood events and also improve the water quality in the Lamoille River. Over the two days we had 29 local volunteers participate including representatives of the Barton Girl Scouts Troop. Smith’s Grocery in Greensboro Bend kindly donated food and drinks to provide welcome sustenance to the volunteers.

If you are interested in scheduling a Streamwise Assessment of your property please contact [email protected]. A Streamwise Assessment recommends steps a property owner can take to enhance their land and mitigate flood risk where their land abuts a river. It also gives a property owner access to additional resources to help them with the recommended improvements.

Photo 1: Members of the volunteer planting team with the property owner Pierrette Lyman (third from right)

Photo 2: Watershed Stewards Jed Feffer and Chris Steel with Jen Thomson of Smith’s Grocery

Photo 3: Ted Sedell of Orleans County Conservation District coaching some of the younger volunteers.

Photo 4: The volunteer planting team at work

DEADLINE EXTENSION!!!Calling all artists! We are looking for artwork for the 2024-25 Greensboro Association Member Directory

The Greensboro Association is soliciting digital images of artwork that contain themes or subjects from Greensboro, the Northeast Kingdom, and/or Vermont.  One image will be chosen to be featured as the cover of the 2024-25 Greensboro Association member directory.

The Greensboro Association publishes a directory of members every two years. This directory is available at Willey’s Store, and is purchased by a wide number of local and seasonal residents.

Please read the GA Directory Cover Request for Submission carefully for submission requirements.  The submission deadline is April 25, 2024.    Submissions should be sent to [email protected].  All artists are encouraged to participate, although we give preference to local Greensboro and NEK artists and/or members of the Greensboro Association.

 

Update on Caspian Lake Classification Change

In the summer of 2021, JoAnn Hanowski, co-chair of the Greensboro Association’s Lakes and Environmental Stewardship Committee, authored a Caspian Lake petition to the Department of Environmental Conservation to reclassify the lake and watershed to A1 from its current classification of B1.  Caspian Lake qualifies as an A1 lake based on its current relatively low phosphorus level.  As an A1 lake, if Caspian faced an increase in phosphorus or other environmental issues, it would automatically qualify for dollars to implement projects to improve water quality and protect our lake.  JoAnn and her team collected nearly 500 signatures for the petition, and it was submitted in December 2021.  It was determined to be administratively complete and underwent technical and legal review. 

A public hearing on the petition was scheduled but has since been canceled due to an antiquated 1986 prohibition on new septic systems with a design flow greater than 1000 gallons/day.  When this prohibition was enacted, it was assumed that forbidding new septics of that size would prevent the construction of inns or very large houses.  However, today’s new single wastewater system technologies can replace and out-perform multiple old systems, yielding net positive impacts on water quality, thus making the 1986 prohibition a barrier to cleaner waters.  In addition, anti-degradation rules currently being developed will better address concerns over development than the one-size-fits-all septic size prohibition.  Nevertheless, the House Environment & Energy Committee is uncomfortable removing the 1986 prohibition due to development concerns; the Governor has put all lake re-classification petitions on hold until a replacement bill can be passed.  Katherine Sims has submitted a bill (H84), which addresses this issue, has the full support of the DEC, requires no additional funding, and was passed by the Senate in 2023.

What can we do?  Caspian Lake needs you to write a letter to all members of the House Environment & Energy Committee (listed below) asking them to take up S.146 (this is similar to H.84 per Katherine Sims) since they have passed this in the Senate.  The bill needs to pass in the House this session (end of May) or will have to go through both the Senate and House again next year.

Here is an example letter:

Dear—

I am writing to encourage you to quickly pass S. 146 this legislative session.  

The Greensboro community worked incredibly hard in 2021 to gather signatures for a petition to re-classify Caspian Lake to A1.  We received a public hearing date but have now learned that the petition is on hold due to concerns over a 1986 septic regulation.   

We are confident that new wastewater system technologies, developed since 1986, will give full protection of the water quality in the Caspian Lake watershed when approved under the antidegradation rules.  We are also comfortable with our current zoning by-laws, lakeshore protection rules and anti-degradation laws to make informed decisions that will protect our A1 waters from excessive development.  

Passing S 146 this session will allow the re-classification process for Caspian Lake to be successful, and will further protect our lake.

Sincerely,



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

 

2023-2024

 

Chair: Rep. Amy Sheldon, Middlebury

[email protected]

Phone (802) 828-2228

 

Vice-Chair: Rep. Laura Sibilia, Dover

[email protected]

Phone (802) 384-0233

 

Ranking Member: Rep. Seth Bongartz,

Manchester

[email protected]

Phone (802) 828-2228

 

Rep. Paul Clifford, Rutland City

[email protected]

Phone (802) 828-2228

 

Rep. Kate Logan, Burlington

[email protected]

Phone (802) 828-2228

 

Rep. Kristi Morris, Springfield

[email protected]

Phone (802) 885-2949

 

Rep Avram Patt, Worcester

[email protected]

Phone (802) 223-1014

 

Calling all artists! We are looking for artwork for the 2024-25 Greensboro Association Member Directory

The Greensboro Association is soliciting digital images of artwork that contain themes or subjects from Greensboro, the Northeast Kingdom, and/or Vermont.  One image will be chosen to be featured as the cover of the 2024-25 Greensboro Association member directory.

The Greensboro Association publishes a directory of members every two years. This directory is available at Willey’s Store, and is purchased by a wide number of local and seasonal residents.

Please read the GA Directory Cover Request for Submission carefully for submission requirements.  The submission deadline is April 5, 2024.    Submissions should be sent to admin@greensboroassociation.org.  All artists are encouraged to participate, although we give preference to local Greensboro and NEK artists and/or members of the Greensboro Association.

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 by skiing a full 25km loop on some of the most beautiful ski trails in the Northeast while enjoying the comradery of fellow skiers. For those skiers not quite up to the task, they could opt to do a 15km loop.

A spring-like day with temperatures in the 40’s welcomed skiers as they gathered for instructions from event organizer Jim Fredericks.  The course layout, which included 2200’ of climbing included some Highland Lodge trails combined with those of private landowners. Expertly groomed classic track conditions were provided by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and private landowners.  The midpoint of the Tour included a break for hot cider and donuts, along with a warm fire.

Thunder chased some of the skiers at the end of the tour, but all reached the finish safely thanks to a large volunteer safety patrol.  Karl Stein from the Hardwick Emergency Rescue Squad led a team of volunteer Greensboro Association members with Wilderness First Aid skills.   GA members also helped skiers park their cars, registered them on arrival and return, and made sure everyone had hot cornbread and chili along with Jasper Hill Farm cheese at the ski hut.

The Tour de Greensboro would like to thank all its volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible, including Toko US, Lumi Experiences, Highland Lodge, Willey’s Store, Jasper Hill Farm, and Connie’s Kitchen.

Proceeds from the Tour de Greensboro will be donated to the Greensboro Association, whose mission is to conceive, advance and support village initiatives and organizations that enhance the Greensboro community and protect Caspian Lake and its surrounding environment.

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 of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) into Caspian Lake.  This decontamination station will enhance the already successful Greeter Program that the Association helps staff each season.  This generous grant is supported by an additional $4000 from the Greensboro Association’s Lake Reserve Fund.

“We have been fortunate to have maintained enough protection to keep Caspian free of known invasives to date,” says Stew Arnold, GA Caspian Lake Protection Chair. “Milfoil fragments can be found by inspection yet more of the invasive species are microscopic in nature thus our protection will be greatly enhanced by the decontamination station.”

Caspian Lake is one of the most pristine lakes in Vermont, and its watershed is at the headwaters of the Lamoille River Basin, which feeds into the Lake Champlain Basin.  The Greensboro Association and local community have supported programs to stop the spread of AIS for over 50 years, and participated in AIS prevention and identification training, the Vermont Invasive Patrollers Program, and the VT Public Access Greeter Program since their inception.  In addition, the GA has been conducting water quality sampling for over 30 years, monitoring tributaries for the past 5 years, and participating in Loon Nesting Conservation for 7 years.  Caspian Lake Greeters inspect 1200-1600 watercraft each year at the boat launch, and will now be able to direct risky watercraft to this new station instead of sending boat owners 30-45 minutes away to properly decontaminate their boats.  Many of those boats come from Lake Champlain or Lake Memphremagog basin lakes, which are considered vector lakes for AIS.  The addition of this new decontamination station will help ensure that Caspian Lake remains free of AIS for many years to come.

Stew Arnold reports, “Plans have the decontamination station built in the second half of this coming Spring and fully operational by the Summer season start in June.”

 

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 for your viewing on the Storymap site.

What is a Lake Watershed Action Plan? A Lake Watershed Action Plan is an assessment and planning tool which identifies the greatest threats to the lake ecosystem, including impacts on water quality and wildlife habitat from stormwater runoff and from altered, cleared, or converted shorelands. The assessment combines a lake’s condition of shoreland, tributaries, drainage ditches, wetlands, hydrologically connected roads, and working landscapes in an individual planning guide that prioritizes restoration and protection actions for that specific region.

**If you are new to Microsoft TEAMS please allow 10 minutes before the start of the meeting to get TEAMS set up and ready for use.
Tuesday, Jan 16, 5:00 PM (EST)

REGISTER HERE

 

THE GREENSBORO ASSOCIATION CONTINUES TO SUPPORT FLOOD RECOVERY THROUGH ITS COMMUNITY RELIEF GRANTS

Months after massive flooding devastated the region in July, and with ongoing weather threats that have carried into 2024, the Greensboro Association continues to support local organizations assisting those most impacted with funds raised through its Community Relief Fund.

In its 90 year history, the Greensboro Association has distributed grants to local organizations whose efforts serve those directly within the greater Greensboro community.  But the summer 2023 flooding saw the greatest need in recent memory, and many in our local communities continue to struggle with food insecurity and basic living and housing needs. Together with members and community donations, the GA raised over $80,000 in the weeks following the July floods to aid in recovery efforts and continues to accept donations. Because of the Greensboro Association’s deeply connected relationships with local organizations, businesses, and community members providing vital services throughout our community, it has been able to direct the monies raised to those most affected in our local community and those for whom other resources, including state and federal emergency funds are not available or sufficient. Recent flooding and climate swings continue to create instability this winter, increasing the unmet needs of many in our community. 

“These most recent GA grants reflect the longer-term needs of our community supporting the next phase of recovery and resiliency, strengthening our community to mitigate future disasters.  The Grants team is also coordinating with others in the Northeast Kingdom in order to view all area needs, and encourage coordination between organizations,” said Cathy Irwin, President of the Greensboro Association.

Recipients of the latest rounds of grants include Greensboro United Church of Christ, Smith’s Grocery, Center for an Agricultural Economy, Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Neighbors in Action, The Civic Standard, Greensboro Land Trust for Porter Brook Trail repair, Northeast Kingdom Organizing, and the Kingdom United Resiliency & Recovery Effort, which is a new entity formed to manage the long term recovery work in the NEK in coordination with FEMA and other regional, state, and federal partners. Funds will be used for things like construction materials to support ongoing infrastructure and housing repairs in the area, food and meals for those in need, and individual needs of those directly impacted by the disaster.  

“Food security, housing, transportation, mental and physical health, safety, child care, social isolation and connection are all things our communities have been grappling with. The recent floods and ongoing climate swings have continued to exposed the vital needs in our community and we [the GA Grants Committee] feel fortunate to be able to partner with such a dedicated array of organizations and community volunteers who are working to address both immediate needs while also strengthening our local systems and networks,” said Naomi Ranz-Schleifer, co-chair of the GA Grants Committee.

 

Tour de Greensboro Registration is Filling Up…Sign Up Today!

We are pleased to announce that the second annual Tour de Greensboro registration is filling up fast. Do not delay registering for this special event to be held on Saturday, February 10. It will consist of a 25km, classic ski tour on some of the most scenic trails in the northeast, starting and ending at Highland Lodge.

Event sponsors include Toko US, Lumi Experiences, Highland Lodge and Willey’s Store.

We are limiting this to 120 skiers, so don’t wait, sign up today.  All entries will be non-refundable but may be transferred to another person via skireg.com.

 

Tour de Greensboro: February 10, 2024

Embrace the winter and sign up for the second annual Tour de Greensboro. This event, to be held on Saturday, February 10th, will consist of a 25km, classic ski tour on some of the most scenic trails in the northeast. Start and end at Highland Lodge where we will have some chili and fixings and a post-ski bonfire. Go fast or take your time to savor a mid-tour hot cider and donuts. All proceeds will benefit the Greensboro Association. We are limiting this to 120 skiers, so don’t wait, sign up today.  All entries will be non-refundable but may be transferred to another person via skireg.com.

2023 Community Garden Season Update

The Greensboro Community Garden has made good progress this Summer with the help of the $500 GA grant. In May we held our first community outreach event in collaboration with the Greensboro Free Library. Doug and Kayleigh, co-owners of Breadseed Farm in East Craftsbury gave a presentation on “Maximizing the Harvest” – sharing tips and techniques on how to follow no-till, organic practices to grow bountiful, great tasting, produce. It was a hybrid event but most of the 26 attendees turned up in person to enjoy the social gathering following the presentation with cheese kindly donated by Jasper Hill and kombucha by Becky Arnold. 

Planting Day in early June was a huge success, with a demo of how to use a broadfork for “no-till” aeration of the soil, and a plentiful supply of compost from Black Dirt Farm. We were able to buy two hi-rise water sprinklers as well as no-kink, lightweight hoses using the GA grant funds, which was super helpful for ease of getting the seeds and seedlings established. All the bugs in June and the rains in July did not deter the Garden from growing, nurtured by an active group of 12 core volunteers with additional supporters. Harvests have been plentiful, with over 100lbs of produce donated to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry to date. 

Additionally, we formed a new collaboration with Smith’s Grocery in Greensboro Bend during August, which has been very well received. Over 50lbs of produce was donated during the month, stocking the chiller cabinet in the store on a Friday with fresh vegetables harvested from the Community Garden. In addition, volunteers from the Community Garden collaborated with Rural Arts and the Bend Revitalization Initiative to supply salad and veggies with dip at the Basketball Skills Event at the Bend Community Park in early August.

Other community events have included: participation in the Funky 4th pie auction, with two savory donations from Community Garden lead volunteer, Jenny Bales; and supporting the Greensboro Farmers Market, especially on Kids Day, with a “Veggies Rock Hunt” activity. 

We will continue to harvest our produce as long as it lasts for donation to the Food Pantry. In addition, we plan to wrap up the season with a community workshop on mushroom growing, discuss a collaboration with the “Grow Your Own” program sponsored by the Center for an Agricultural Economy, and planting garlic in the Garden.

Many thanks to our lead volunteers: Jenny Bayles, Heidi DeBrino, Carol Calcagni, Joan Feffer, Alison Gardner, Cathy Hansen, Beth Meacham, Sara Slater, Liz Steel, Emily Stone, Ed Sunday-Winters and Fan Watkinson.

 

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 for our watershed.

Click here for more information.

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 Low from NVDA will lead the discussion and plan going forward. All are welcome.

 

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 supporting the increased food demand at the Hardwick Area Food Pantry (and its satellite locations) made even more necessary by the extensive crop loss experienced by area farms that traditionally donate produce to the pantry as well as the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE)’s food voucher program making food and grocery vouchers available to those in need for use in Greensboro at Willey’s General Store and Smith’s Grocery, in Hardwick at the Buffalo Mountain Market, and an increasing list of other local grocery stores as well as farmers markets. Food vouchers are being distributed by the Hardwick Area Food Pantry (HAFP), Hardwick Rescue Squad, Northeast Kingdom Organizing (NEKO) and other frontline organizations, who are also distributing emergency meals.
Funds have also been instrumental in supporting on the ground volunteer efforts coordinated by NEKO, The Civic Standard, and local Neighbor to Neighbor groups to muck out basements by supplying funds to purchase pumps, fans, dehumidifiers, PPE, and other cleaning supplies necessary to salvage homes and businesses, provide essential drinking water and food to work crews, and provide emergency shelter for those whose homes have been damaged. Churches, including the Greensboro United Church of Christ have also continued to offer community members assistance with food, fuel and other needs.
Lastly, Relief Funds have also been distributed to subsidize food, fuel, and supplies that Smith’s Grocery and Willey’s General Store have been donating to support our community members and non-profit partners. Willey’s is working with organizations to bulk order tools and hardware supplies for demolition and rebuilding efforts that are just getting started.
There’s still time to support this fund to help the local organizations in our area in need. You can donate at: https://greensboroassociation.org/…/community-relief…/

2023 Annual Meeting: August 3 at 4 p.m.

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Greensboro Association will be held on August 3 at 4:00 pm at Fellowship Hall.   We sincerely hope many of our members will be able to attend to hear about the great work of the GA this past year.  If you are unable to attend in person, a zoom link can be found below.

After the business meeting, our first speaker Lauren Jenness, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) Environmental Analyst, Lake Champlain Basin Program, will share information about the GA’s participation in the Stream Wise Program, which the GA will soon be starting.  If you live on land on the feeder brooks into Caspian Lake or Greensboro Brook, or on the Lamoille River or its tributaries in Greensboro Bend, getting a Stream Wise assessment can help you take the best possible care of your stream side property.

Following Lauren’s presentation, Kent Hansen, chair of Greensboro’s Planning Commission, will share what the Planning Commission has been working on over the last year and what proposed Zoning Bylaw changes are coming up.

The agenda for the Annual meeting can be found here.

Last year’s minutes can be found here.

 

Topic: 2023 Greensboro Association Annual Meeting
Time: Aug 3, 2023 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 834 2311 8833
Passcode: 104409

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 Craftsbury and Albany.
Another $5000 will be going to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry because of the increased food demand in the area after the flood. They have seen a 25% uptick in usage since even before the flood, and with the damage done to many farms in the area that have helped supply the pantry with food, they anticipate a high demand for fresh produce and expect it to be more expensive to get their hands on.
And $1000 will go to Smith Store in Greensboro Bend for their emergency food and fuel fund. Smiths has been delivering food and supplies to people in the area and have been feeding many of the road crews working frantically to get our roads back in order.
There are other recipients in the works, and we will announce them as we are able. But the fund could still use support — every dollar donated will go back to the Greater Greensboro Community.
If you’d like to give to the Community Relief Fund, you can do so at this link: https://greensboroassociation.org/…/community-relief…/

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 in memory of John C. Stone II who passed away last summer shortly after a final sail, ending his 91 years of Caspian sailing. John followed Luther H. Gulick’s lead in helping to build the Flying Dutchman fleet on Caspian starting in the mid 1960s.

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 in the past months.  Although wake boating can be a fun and rewarding way to keep the kids active, it also produces some unwanted side effects on our lakes, including: 

  • Eroding lake banks, causing phosphorus to spill into the lake
  • In shallow water, a wake boat motor can also churn up previously settled phosphorus from the bottom of the lake.
  • Invasive species such as Eurasian milfoil and zebra mussels can be released into lakes from the emptying of ballast tanks.
  • Waves can reach nesting loons and other wildlife, eliminating their productivity for at least a year.
  • Waves can also surprise and endanger other lake activities, such as kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding and swimming.

 As you’ll hear in the interview, JoAnn points out that the Department of Conservation understands there may be safety issues with wake boat interactions.  However, anecdotal evidence of safety issues is not persuasive enough.  She encourages anyone who has an interaction with a wakeboat to report it to the state or local police (in Greensboro call the Orleans County Police at 802-334-3333) so that there is an official record of it.  These records will provide important concrete evidence of safety issues with wake boats operating on our lakes.  

In addition, if you have a wake boat interaction story, Responsible Wakes for Vermont Lakes encourages you to send it to them at responsiblewakes.org.  

There will be another opportunity for public input, with a public meeting and written comments, early this summer.  It will be especially important to engage multiple generations of lake users in this process.  Stay tuned for the announcement of this upcoming meeting and opportunity to comment.  The Greensboro Association will keep membership apprised of that meeting date and time when details become available.

Spring Update from the GA President, Cathy Irwin

The 2023 Dues Notice will be sent to all members on Sunday, March 26. Please read the Spring update from Cathy Irwin, GA President here.