Help Preserve this Upper Valley Gem! The purposes of this corporation are preserving the natural environment of Lake Morey and its immediate surroundings in the town of Fairlee, Vermont and safeguarding the health and promoting the interests of its members.

Join visiting families, friends and residents in activities focused on the lake and its environs. Volunteer for the various programs, 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.

Notification

 

LMPA Annual Meeting

July 9, 2022 — 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Lake Morey Resort

The meeting is followed by a social hour with appetizers and a cash bar.

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Agenda

Budget Report

Proposed Restated Bylaws

Lake Morey has Nesting Loons!

This spring, Eric Hanson of Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) placed a new nesting platform in the north end of the lake (off Hulbert Ctr property). Much of this spring, a pair was seen fishing and doing what loons do in this territory.

Eric visited in late May and observed them constructing a nest about 20ft from the platform. 

Here are the latest observations:

  • We believe the egg(s) was/were laid about June 4th or 5th so, with a 28 day incubation period, hatching could occur around July 4th or 5th.
  • Warning signs have been placed around the nesting site asking people/boats to stay away.
  • They are nesting on one they made, not on the human constructed nesting platform.
  • A loon was observed turning an egg

When disturbed, loons signal their distress by steadily swimming away, flapping their wings, or calling in a loud wail. Harassment may cause adults to abandon the nest, leaving the eggs accessible to predators. Loons, and especially young loons, have limited capacity to repeatedly dive below the surface to avoid disturbances and boating harassment.

You can help in keeping “our” loons safe:

  • Spread the word.
  • Keep watercraft wake to a minimum near the nesting area. 
  • Give loons their space and go no closer than 500 feet from  loon nests.
  • Dispose of used or snarled fishing line responsibly. If you spot any discarded monofilament fishing line please help by removing it and properly dispose it.

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Lake Morey Needs Your Help!

In support of providing strong stewardship of Lake Morey, we are highly encouraging the use of best practices on and around the lake. This includes programs such as Adopt-a-Lake and the Greeter programs which are aimed at invasive species mitigation.

Due to recent incidents, we would like to add to our best practices list the permanent removal and disuse of all seasonal polystyrene (petroleum based foam) docks and mats which fragment and litter our shorelines, fragile reed beds and marsh habitats.

Polystyrene is harmful to overall water quality, shoreline aesthetics, and to all fish and wildlife that unintentionally ingest it.

There are solutions and we can fix this problem on Lake Morey by removing all unencapsulated foam billets and large floating mats from our lake immediately (before another serious mishap occurs) and replace them with more eco-friendly alternatives. Hard polyethylene fully encapsulated floats can replace open (unencapsulated) foam billets. Likewise, large floating foam mats/pads also degrade and/or get gnawed by otters, muskrats and other critters and so should also be removed for the same reasons.

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