The Wells Village Library, the Lake St. Catherine Association (LSCA) and the Lake St. Catherine Conservation Fund (LSCCF) have joined forces to bring the lake community a very exciting event!
On Sunday, July 3rd from 10 AM until 1 PM at the Wells Lakeside Park, the Libraries Love Lakes event will offer family-friendly opportunities for stewardship-based, hands-on, lake-related learning. Ecology-based topics like native flora and fauna, stormwater impacts and natural history are all on the agenda, including real-time water quality assessments in which guests can participate. There will be expert presentations and a limited number of pontoon boat tours.
The first 20 families to arrive will receive a lake-themed kit replete with on-topic books and activities (one kit per family).
• Wells Village Library
• Lake St. Catherine Association (LSCA)
• Lake St. Catherine Conservation Fund (LSCCF)
• Castleton University
• Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District (PMNRCD)
• LSCA's Greeter Program
• Wells Historical Society
• Poultney Public Library
• Loon Biologist Eric Hanson from Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Libraries Love Lakes is a national outreach project which pairs school and public libraries with lake scientists to provide collaborative programming emphasizing the importance of lakes in our everyday lives. You can learn more by visiting www.librarieslovelakes.org.
Those who plan to attend are encouraged to pre-register for the event by filling in this short form: https://lakestcatherine.org/LLL. You may also phone Wells Village Library at 802-645-0611 to register.
To help fund this event and ongoing collaboration among the library and lake organizations, the LSCA applied for and received an Education & Outreach grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) funded by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC).
This special lake celebration also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation's first comprehensive legislation protecting water quality.
After the event, the educational opportunities will continue at Wells Village Library. Librarian Gina Ellis has, through the LCBP grant, dedicated space and carefully-curated materials to Lake St. Catherine including pertinent information and activities to further advance lake-related learning.
Please direct all event-related inquiries to librarian Gina Ellis at 802-645-0611. You may also visit www.WellsVillageLibrary.com or follow updates on Facebook by following the Wells Village Library page as well as the Lake St. Catherine Association and Lake St. Catherine Conservation Fund pages.