The State of Vermont owns our lake...
... but we are the lake's stewards.
The Lake St. Catherine Association has many responsibilities. If we choose not to shoulder them there is no one else to take them on. These responsibilities include:
- Building, maintaining, storing, and placing all buoys and warning cones.
- Testing the water several times a year for E coli, and water clarity.
- Spraying twice a summer for mosquitoes.
- Managing the free boat-safety courses that are state mandated for those under 21 years of age.
- Checking boats wishing to enter the lake for Eurasian milfoil, zebra mussels and water chestnuts.
- Controlling milfoil and maintaining native weeds at tolerable levels.
- Removing water chestnut plants from the lake.
- Working with the state to solve the problems of silting and impacts of phosphorus and other sources of pollution.
- Maintaining "welcome" signs and gardens.
- Liaising with other lakes in order to exchange information concerning problems we all face.
- Organizing funding through membership fees, donations and grants from the State of Vermont and Poultney and Wells.
Your membership in the LSCA makes all these things possible. We can be good stewards or shrug our shoulders, standby and watch this beautiful gift we have been given become so much less than it should be.