Located in Fairlee, Vermont, the Lake Morey Protective Association (LMPA), founded in 1907, is working to preserve the pristine beauty of Lake Morey and promote recreational and social opportunities for its members.

Join visiting families, friends and residents in activities focused on the lake and its environs. Volunteer for the greeter program, report adopt-a-lake hours, and help at an event. Learn to identify invasive species and maintain an ecologically-sound, environmentally-friendly waterfront.
Enjoy all Lake Morey and its surroundings have to offer!

 

 


IT’S WILD CHERVIL SEASON!!!

Time to pull this INVASIVE PLANT

The following information taken from:
Wise on Weeds, The Nature Conservancy, Montpelier, Vermont, “Wild Chervil Invasive Fact Sheet” online pdf.

Wild chervil invades Vermont’s fields and forests. It is easy to see in May and June in May and June when its white flowers are in bloom.

The Problem:

  •  Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris) spreads quickly. Seeds are dispersed by wind, mowers and animals. Plants  also reproduce vegetatively by producing 5-10 crowns per plant.
  •  Chervil replaces native grasses and wildflowers.
  •  Hayfields can be destroyed by chervil. It produces poor quality forage and hay for grazing animals.
  •  It probably arrived in New England as a component of British wildflower seed mixes which were used to  recreate the floral meadows of Britain. Wild chervil may still be found in some wildflower seed packets and  buyers should make sure they have a complete list of plants within generic mixes that they are purchasing.

Manual treatment can be moderately effective for treatment of Wild chervil. • Wild chervil is a prolific seeder, thus treatment should happen before plants flower (typically in mid May-early June) to avoid the mature plants setting seed.

  • Pull entire plant by the base of the stem
  • Be sure to remove entire root system including the “s” shaped tap root
  • Put all pulled vegetation in plastic garbage bags and let plants fully decompose and dispose of in a landfill

Identification: White Delicate Flowers, Fern-like leaf 

Common Look-Alikes: Queen Anne’s Lace, Common Caraway

CAUTION! This plant contains toxins that cause minor skin irritation.  When treating, wear appropriate clothing to prevent resinous substances from contacting skin.

For more information: Vermont Invasives
Wise on Weeds, Nature Conservancy

 


 Have you ever looked at the Lake 
and thought “What is that stuff”?

Attend this Presentation to get your ?s answered

The Lake Morey Commission would like to advise of an educational seminar that will take place in Fairlee on Saturday, June 17th . In the past, New England lakes and rivers have seen a blue-green algae present for a short period in the spring and fall. Blue-green algae are common and natural to our waters. As with any bacteria, there are some precautions when coming in contact with this form of bacteria. Angela Shambaugh, State of Vermont Environmental Scientist,  will cover these precautions in her presentation followed by a question & answer period.

June 17th   10 AM

Fairlee Fire Station training room on Lake Morey Road.

All interested residents are invited to this informative seminar.

In Recognition of LMPA’s  110th Anniversary in 2016

and with our eye towards greater safety on the road this summer

We will once again be offering t-shirts i n a neon “safety” green color

Suggested Donation is $12 (cash and checks only please)

Men’s M, L, XL, 2XL & Ladies S, M, and L.

Email info@lakemorey.org to order and for more information