Challenge Appeal Fund Raising Event- Update 9/18/2020

by | Sep 18, 2020 | News, Newsletters | 0 comments

Dear Members and Neighbors,hton

So far we have received $ 4270 towards our Challenge Campaign.  THANK YOU to all of the donors for their generosity. We need to reach the $ 7500 level in order to receive the matching pledges made by the LSCCF Directors.

 The Directors (all unpaid volunteers) have put up $7,500 as a challenge grant, pledging to donate this money, provided it is matched by other donations, to encourage others to join in the fight to save Little Lake (and frankly, Wells).

The Lake St Catherine Conservation Fund (LSCCF) is dedicated to fighting to avoid these outcomes by restoring Little Lake. Please take a few moments to read what we are doing and support our annual fundraising drive.

• LSCCF is working to convince the DEC to grant permits for a full lake aeration system with the introduction of enzymes to reduce sediment buildup and invasive lake vegetation

• LSCCF reinstated a harvesting operation back in 2017 to remove hundreds of cubic yards of invasive lake vegetation each summer
o Per DEC regulations, the harvester only clears paths to boat up and down the eastern and western shorelines, connected to a single travel lane in the middle of the lake. The harvesting program is a major expenditure, costing over $20,000/year.

• LSCCF secured a permit to dredge a designated area along the shoreline to prove the concept. If this works as we expect, we will pursue additional permits to dredge elsewhere around the lake.
o If permitted by the DEC, this work would greatly improve property owners’ ability to navigate from their docks to the rest of the lake.
o The next step is to raise the funds to purchase the dredge and implement the project.

We need your support.

All donations are tax-deductible and you can donate with or without joining the LSCCF at the lakematters.org website or send a check to LSCCF, PO Box 52, Wells VT 05774. You can also get more information about our work on the website.

Please join the fight!

Thank you for your support,
LSCCF Board of Directors