EVENTS

Sept. 12, 2020 LRA Board Meeting

August 1, 2020 9:00 a.m. LRA Annual Meeting, Zoom call

July 11, 2020 LRA Board Meeting

July 4, 2020 – LRA Picnic cancelled

June 13, 2020 LRA Board Meeting

May 16, 2020 LRA Board Meeting



PRESS

LAKE RESCUE ASSOCIATION APPLIES FOR DREDGING PERMIT WITH STATE

LUDLOW, Vt. (July 31, 2020) – The Lake Rescue Association announced that it has applied for a dredging permit with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources. The permit application proposes that the state allow dredging near the mouth of the Black River into Round Pond and the channel between Round Pond and Lake Rescue in Ludlow, Vt. “Sediment from the Black River is making the channel between Round Pond and Lake Rescue increasingly shallow,” said Kevin Golmont from the Lake Rescue Association Board of Directors. “We are concerned that over time the channel will become unnavigable for boats because the water level is too shallow.” Continue reading . . .


MARY RITA BATESOLE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO GMUHS SENIOR

CHESTER, Vt. (July 21, 2020) – The Lake Rescue Association is very pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the Mary Rita Batesole Scholarship award. This is the second year of the $1,000 scholarship, which was started last year in memory of MR Batesole, longtime Lake Rescue resident and dedicated LRA board member, who left us in 2018. The scholarship supports a regional a graduating high school senior or a currently enrolled college or vocational student pursuing environmental education, broadly defined.  This year’s recipient is Olivia Bernier from Andover, a graduating senior from Green Mountain Union High School. Continue reading . . .


LAKE RESCUE ASSOCIATION FIGHTS SPREAD OF EURASIAN MILFOIL

LUDLOW, Vt. (July 21, 2020) – The Lake Rescue Association has received authorization for the deployment of an additional 24 bottom barriers on Lake Rescue from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The association will add 24 barriers to the lakebed in addition to the 24 barriers that were authorized and installed last year.  The 10-by-50-foot weighted vinyl barriers are laid by divers on the lakebed. The barriers help stop the propagation and spread of the milfoil plants. Milfoil, if unchecked, can grow from shore-to-shore and blanket the entire lake bottom and surface area of a water body, forming dense impenetrable stands with no open water.  “In the spring and summer of 2020, we’ve seen the most aggressive spread of milfoil in over 20 years,” said, Bruce J. Zanca, co-president of the Lake Rescue Association. Continue reading . . . 


STATE GRANT FOR MILFOIL CONTROL IN LAKE RESCUE

LUDLOW, Vt. (Sept. 12, 2019) – The state of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded the town of Ludlow a grant of $3,699 for 2019 to control the aquatic invasive plant Eurasian watermilfoil growing in Lake Rescue. The Lake Rescue Association, comprised of approximately 130 residents of Lake Rescue and Lake Pauline, will administer the grant this year as it has done for the past 20 years. Since 1999, the LRA has used state grants and funds raised by its membership to hire divers to monitor and hand pull milfoil when it was found. The LRA has also used these funds to employ public greeters to screen for milfoil plants at the boat access. Continue reading . . .


STATE GRANT FOR MILFOIL CONTROL IN LAKE RESCUE

LUDLOW, Vt.  (July 27, 2018)  – The State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded the Town of Ludlow a grant of $7,698 for 2018 to control the aquatic invasive plant Eurasian water milfoil growing in Lake Rescue. The Lake Rescue Association comprised of approximately 130 residents of Lake Rescue and Lake Pauline will administer this grant this year as it has done for the past 20 years. Since 1999, the LRA has used state grants and funds raised by its membership to hire divers to monitor and hand pull milfoil when it was found. The LRA has also used these funds to employ public greeters to screen for milfoil plants at the boat access. Continue reading . . .


LAKE RESCUE: FIVE YEARS AFTER TROPICAL STORM IRENE.

(January 13, 2017) “Flow,” the official blog of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Watershed Management Division

During fall 2016, the Watershed Management Division revisited places hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. One such area was the Black River corridor through the towns of Plymouth and Ludlow. This is the first of three posts celebrating five years of hard work by local and State partners to improve the resilience of waterways in the Black River/Lake Rescue watershed. Continue reading . . .