What We Do

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.