What We Do
The Echo Lake Protective Association is dedicated to the well-being of Echo Lake and its surroundings. Toward that end, here are some of the things we do:
- Maintain the Access Greeter Program at the boat ramp, inspecting boats for invasive species.
- Maintain the Vermont Invasive Patrollers Program, conducting aquatic plant surveys to detect Eurasion Watermilfoil and other invasive plants.
- Maintain a Water Quality Program, sampling the water for clarity & chemical structure.
- Make available educational & communication programs such as newsletters, State bulletins on boating and land use, water quality education issues and the Echo Lake Protective Association.
- Organize and host educational workshops, such as the Septic Social and the Storm-Ready Workshop.
- Organize and coordinate participation in Vermont Green Up Day, cleaning up trash along the roadways bordering Echo Lake.
- Conduct an annual meeting open to all to discuss our plans and priorities.
- Host an annual family pot-luck picnic to promote community.
- Organize the COLOR Challenge Run to raise funds for the association and to promote family fitness and community interaction.
- Raise funds from individuals and through public and governmental grants to fund our programs.
- Coordinate and focus a dedicated group of individuals to achieve our goals.