Welcome to Lake Morey 

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!

 

Spring is just around the corner – Here a few things to consider:

VERMONT FISH & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT SUGGESTS REMOVING BIRD FEEDERS APRIL 1

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food.  The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them.

Bears are very fond of suet and bird seed, especially black oil sunflower seed.  Bringing feeders in at night doesn’t work, because bears will still feed on seed that is spilled on the ground.

Bird feeders are just one of the things that can attract hungry bears.  Other sources of food that bears find appealing are: pet food, barbecue grills, garbage, household trash containers, open dumpsters, and campsites with accessible food and food wastes.

Purposely feeding a bear is not just bad for the bear, it’s also illegal.

Fish & Wildlife also offers the following tips to avoid bear problems:

  • Keep chickens and honeybees secure within an electric fence or other bear-proof enclosure.
  • Never feed bears, deliberately or accidentally.
  • Feed your pets indoors.
  • Store trash in a secure place.  Trash cans alone are not enough.

“We are asking anyone who has a problem with a bear to report the incident in a form that we have on our website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) under Living with Wildlife,” said Forrest Hammond, Vermont’s bear biologist.  “There is a section in the form where you can ask us to call you to provide advice.”

HIKER ALERT: MUD SEASON IS HERE

Vermont – Today, the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains.

Some trails, especially those at high elevations, are closed at this time of year. Please respect the signage you see. Snowmelt and rain will cause the trails to remain wet, muddy, and prone to erosion. Hikers walking on saturated soils or on the sides of trails cause damage to surrounding vegetation, widen trails, and inhibit natural drainage of our beloved hiking trails.

“It can take hours for a volunteer or trail crew to fix what takes just moments to damage by hiking on muddy trails,” says Jessica Savage, FPR’s Recreation Program Manager. “In a way, each footstep on a muddy trail makes extra work for people who are needed for other major projects on trails. We know the sunshine makes getting outside a priority, but saving your mountain hikes until the trails are dried out will ensure a better, longer hiking season for all.” Read more…

Be On the Lookout for Frogs, Salamanders along Roads

One of the great wildlife migrations is happening right now in Vermont, and it’s taking place right at our feet.

You may have already heard the spring peepers or wood frogs calling in your backyard.  Or perhaps you’ve noticed salamanders crawling over rocks in a nearby stream.  Amphibians are on the move, but their spring breeding migration can too often become deadly.

Amphibians migrate by the thousands each spring in search of breeding pools.  This migration frequently takes them across roads and highways where they are killed by cars, which contributes to species’ decline in Vermont, according to biologist Jens Hilke with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

“Frogs and salamanders become active on rainy spring nights,” said Hilke.  “On these nights, drivers should slow down on roads near ponds and wetlands or try to use an alternate route.  These amphibian ‘hotspots’ can lead to the death of thousands of animals on a single night.” Read more….