Herbicide Alert

As you know, our lake restoration methods have never included the use of chemicals.  However, the Lake St.Catherine Association does have a herbicide program, and has applied herbicides in the areas indicated in the map below. You will note that no chemicals have been inserted in Little Lake or its adjoining channels this year.

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Water Snake Alert

 

This season repoWater_snake_alert_cutoutrts of the presence of water snakes in Lake St. Catherine have been more frequent. Water snakes are not poisonous, but they are known to be aggressive when they feel threatened. We have not heard any specific reports of actual contact with humans at the lake. However, we wanted folks to be aware of their existence and to avoid confrontation with this species.

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Bass Habitats Inserted into Lake

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has approved a permit for the fishing organization known as Rutland Bass to provide woody habitats for fish in Lake St. Catherine. At up to 20 locations, trees and branches will be anchored to the bottom of the lake to provide such habitats. These will be in about 15 feet of water and there will be at least 5 feet of water depth above them. They are not expected to interfere with any recreational activities on the lake. The insertion of the trees and branches may be completed any time before November 1, 2015. All of the locations are around the perimeter of the big lake only.

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