About ELPA


About the Echo Lake Protective Association

The Echo Lake Protective Association of Charleston, Vermont was incorporated October 3, 1970. It’s purpose is to “work to maintain the quality of Echo Lake, the waters, native wildlife, and habitat for all to enjoy for generations to come”.

The initial six incorporators were:  Arvin Anderson, Lyle Silloway, Karleene Lamson, Dexter Bennett, Andrew Pato, and John Sloan. Arvin still resides on the lake, and Carroll Silloway, a former Board Member, and year-round resident is Lyle’s son.

Initially, the association was a social organization, but since the 2000’s it has become very involved in the prevention of invasive species and the maintenance of our water quality. Echo Lake’s water quality is considered to be one the best in Vermont.

ELPA has been granted 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. We are a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation Contributions to ELPA are tax deductible.