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Loons at Lake Raponda

There's a new loon chick at Lake Raponda!  Check out Joe Zigmont's beautiful photos.  You can learn more about loons at the Vermont Loon Conservation Project.

Lake Raponda Greeter Program

Update June 1, 2017:  Article in the Deerfield Valley News with photo of the greeter shed

Update May 12, 2017:  Article in the Brattleboro Reformer

Update May 6, 2017:  About a dozen members and guests attended the training session at the Boises' house.

Update April 19, 2017:  The Wilmington selectboard approved  a further $3,500 for the greeter program!  The Lake Raponda Association will contribute $2,500.  The program overview is here.

Update April 2, 2017:  The State of Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation has approved our grant for up to $6,520!

On December 7, 2016, the Wilmington selectboard approved pursuing a grant to establish a greeter program at Lake Raponda's boat launch area.  The objective is to educate boaters and prevent invasive species from contaminating the lake.  Thank you, LRA members Jack Widness and Scott Kurtzman for driving this effort.

This is part of the association's Lake Health Initiative.  Read more about the greeter program and the selectboard's action here.
Inspecting a boat
Inspecting a boat hull for milfoil

Snow Geese on Lake Raponda

Read the letter in the Deerfield Valley News about our recent visitors. Nicki Steel took the beautiful photos below.
Snow geese on Lake Raponda
Snow geese in flight
Snow geese in Vee formation

    The Lake

About the Lake
About the Association
Map of Lake Raponda area homes
Notes about the map of homes
Lake Raponda Little Free Library
Geocaches Near the Lake
The Second Lake Raponda Hotel
Water quality log
Vermont Lake Wise
Shoreland Protection Act FAQ
Shoreland Protection Act web site
Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds
Buffers for Blue Lakes
Mussels at the lake

    Local Resources

Town of Wilmington
Wilmington Historical Society
Wilmington, 1900
Wilmington area charities
Wilmington Works
Recycling and Composting
Protecting trees from beavers

    Local Activities

Chamber of Commerce Events
Memorial Hall Events
Free Exercise Program
MHCA Movies in West Dover
Front Porch Forum
Brattleboro Time Trade


ibrattleboro Calendar
Deerfield Valley News Calendar
Brattleboro Commons Calendar
Vermont Humanities Council Calendar
Vermont Historic Sites Calendar

    Nearby Events

June: Vermont Lakes Seminar
June: Strolling of the Heifers
July-Aug: Marlboro Music Festival
July-Sep: Informational Roundtables
Aug: Grace Cottage Fair
Aug: Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair
Aug: Best Dam Walk
Aug: Bondville Fair
Sept: Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival
Sept: Peru Fair
Sept: Guilford Fair
Sept: Marlboro Fair
Oct: Newfane Heritage Festival


Shed Builders May 20, 2017
Shed Builders

Little Free Library on Mother's Day 2017