November 2018

Lake Raponda Road at Stearns Avenue Photo courtesy of Cindy Meyer.

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Erosion Control Project on Lake Raponda Road

The Town of Wilmington and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservtion's Watershed Management Division completed a project at the north end of Lake Raponda to "stabilize the 4 foot vertical bank, reduce road and soil erosion and decrease nutrient and sediment runoff into the lake." Here are the beautiful results! Click for larger images.

Shoreline north
Shoreline north

Shoring Up! - Stabilizing Your Lake Shoreline

Sharing the Edge - A Guide for Lakeshore Property Owners in Vermont

Town of Wilmington lake encroachment application
Town of Wilmington lake encroachment permit

Loons at Lake Raponda

The loon pair returned as soon as the ice melted and they are nesting in the same area as last year.  You can learn more about loons at the Vermont Loon Conservation Project.
Loon photo courtesy of Nicki Steele

Aquatic Invasive Species

Learn how invasive species threaten Vermont lakes and what is being done in the latest FOVLAP newsletter.

Lake Raponda Greeter Program

The greeter program is part of the association's Lake Health Initiative.  Learn more here.

Lake Raponda's greeter shed in winter

    Lake Raponda

About the Lake
About the Association
Map of Lake Raponda area homes
Notes about the map of homes
House numbers
Lake Raponda Little Free Library
Walks and hikes near the lake
Geocaches near the lake
The Second Lake Raponda Hotel
Vermont Lake Wise
Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds
Mussels at the lake

    Local Resources

Town of Wilmington
Wilmington Historical Society
Wilmington, 1900
Wilmington area charities
Wilmington Works
Recycling and Composting
Protecting trees from beavers

    Local Activities

Chamber of Commerce Events
Memorial Hall Events
Wilmington Library Events
Free Exercise Program
MHCA Movies in West Dover
Front Porch Forum
Brattleboro Time Trade


Dover Library Events Calendar
ibrattleboro Calendar
Deerfield Valley News Calendar
Brattleboro Commons Calendar
Vermont Humanities Council Calendar
Vermont Historic Sites Calendar

    Nearby Annual Events

June: Vermont Lakes Seminar
June: Strolling of the Heifers
July-Aug: Marlboro Music Festival
July-Sept: Informational Roundtables
Aug: Grace Cottage Fair
Aug: Deerfield Valley Farmers' Day Fair
Aug: Best Dam Walk
Aug: Bondville Fair
Sept: Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival
Sept: Peru Fair
Sept: Guilford Fair
Sept: Marlboro Fair
Oct: Newfane Heritage Festival


Ice and snow on the lake Lake Raponda, April 14, 2018

Shed Builders Shed Builders May 20, 2017

Frozen Little Free Library, March 2018


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