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LSCA Hosts Vermont DEC For Greeter Training

18 May 2024 12:59 PM | Jerremy Jones (Administrator)

Today, the LSCA was happy to host Olin Reed from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Lakes and Ponds today at the Wells Town Hall for his in-person training session on the Greeter Program.

Folks from lakes all around the State attended the training session to be Greeters on their local lake, including Greeters that will work at Lake St. Catherine this summer.

Today's training included:

> Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention

> Access area rules and regulations, invasive species laws

> Invasive species messaging, tips on interacting with the public

> Inspection and data collection training

About the Greeter Program on LSC:

Our Greeter Program is very important to the health of Lake St. Catherine. Our Greeters have been trained to identify aquatic invasive species (AIS) - like spiny waterflea, asian clams, water chestnut, starry stonewort and zebra mussels (and many others) - to stop them from entering LSC at the boat launch in Wells and the State Park in Poultney. They also educate boaters about the importance of looking for these invasives on their boat or trailer so they are not spread to LSC or another lake. Each year, they do a fantastic job checking vessels and educating the lake community on the dangers of invasive species for Lake St. Catherine. They are on duty from Memorial Day through Labor Day - working on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They also cover holidays and fishing tournaments.

The Greeter Program on LSC is partially funded by the Aquatic Nuisance Control (ANC) Grant-in-Aid Program, and by membership dues and contributions to the LSCA.

Read more here: https://lakestcatherine.org/boat-launch-monitoring...

If you are interested in being a paid Greeter as part of this program, please reach out to us at info@lakestcatherine.org.

Also, a thank you to the Town of Wells for the use of the Town Hall Meeting Room!

Olin Reed - Vermont DEC - 2024 Greeter Training

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