Welcome to Our Blog
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Welcome to the Lake Fairlee Association‘s web site. We began this blog in 2007 to record our experience dealing with the invasive aquatic plant Eurasian milfoil. The posts are chronological, with the newest on top, and can be searched by subject (under Categories) or by date (under Past Posts). There are also pages, which are more general in content.
Over time the scope of this blog expanded to include other activities and interests of the Lake Fairlee Association. See, for example, the posts in the categories Lake Environment or The Dam.
Like most blogs, this one is organized with the most recent entries at the beginning. If you are new to this one, it might make more sense to read them chronologically. You can do this by clicking on the “Past Posts” button on the right and selecting “May 2007”, scrolling down to the end, and reading from the bottom up.
To jump right in and read the most recent posting, click HERE.
News about the Dam:
The three towns surrounding the lake began working together in 2012 through their Tri-Town Committee on shared Lake Fairlee issues including the dam. In May of 2015 voters in each town approved a bond issue that allowed construction to proceed. In June of 2016 construction began. You can read out posts on the dam HERE or click HERE to see chronological photos depicting the construction process.
THE LAKE LEVEL IS LOWERED IN ANTICIPATION OF REMOVING AND REPLACING THE DAM
If you are looking for a particular topic, check the subject categories down to the right. If you just want to browse, here are some representative entries.
- How Safe is Triclopyr? (May 18nd, 2015)
- Tri-Town Committee Hosts Dam Meeting (August 3rd, 2014)
- Vermont’s Shoreland Protection Act (June 25th, 2014)
- A Better Explanation of Riparian Buffers (March 20th, 2012)
- The Lake Fairlee Dam (August 26th, 2010)
- Gathering Support for our Plan – to Use an Herbicide (January 9, 2010)
- A Healthy Lake Environment (December 28th, 2007)
- Bottom Barriers (September 28th, 2007)
- Suction Harvesting (July 3rd, 2007)