The LMPA shares many interests with local, state and regional groups and organizations that complement its mission. We have included links and information to help you make the most of your time here in the Lake Morey community.
Lake Morey Foundation
The Lake Morey Foundation (LMF) was created in 1984 as an independent 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The intent was to give individuals, businesses and community organizations a vehicle by which to make tax-deductible donations to further the Foundation’s mission: to help protect, preserve and enhance Lake Morey in Fairlee, VT, and its watershed and viewshed as an environmental, recreational and economic resource.
The Foundation encourages and expands upon the efforts of the LMPA and other local and state organizations to enrich the ecosystem of Lake Morey and to facilitate an interactive community revolving around Lake Morey’s water quality, along with its natural and man-made surroundings. To achieve its mission, the Lake Morey Foundation provides grant funding for projects, programs and activities that focus on the lake in one or more of the following ways:
- Protect water quality
- Preserve surrounding environment
- Enhance community initiatives
Some of the projects that have benefitted from LMF funding include the many benches found around the lake, the development of the Lake Morey trails, the community beach house and other town initiatives, the preservation of surrounding forests, and the control of aquatic invasive species.
Please go to the Lake Morey Foundation’s website (www.lakemoreyfoundation.org) to learn more about grant opportunities that support this mission and encourage the preservation of Lake Morey for the enjoyment of all who visit the lake and its surroundings. Contributions (which are tax deductible) may be mailed to The Lake Morey Foundation, P.O. Box 234, Fairlee, VT 05045.
Lake Morey Commission
Officially named the Lake Morey Advisory Commission, this five-member body of individuals from the lake community is appointed by the Fairlee Selectboard to provide an interface with the Board on significant lake matters. It was established in the late 1970’s to address the phosphorous loading of the lake that culminated in the alum treatment in 1986 and has been active since 1991 in pursuing effective control methodologies for the lake’s milfoil infestation.
“Two hours, many laughs, and many buckets of weeds and clippings later, we declared an initial victory!
Many hands do indeed make work easier and more fun.”
Gardeners of all levels of experience are invited to join the Fairlee Gardeners as they take on projects around our town. Year-round and seasonal members are welcome.
For more info, contact Ginny.Reed@gmail.com.