Lake Health Initiative

The objective of the Lake Raponda Association's Lake Health and Well-being Initiative is to preserve and enhance the health and well-being of Lake Raponda and its surrounding area.  Its strategic priorities are:
  1. Prevent occurrence of aquatic invasive species problems.
  2. Develop working relationships among LRA, Town of Wilmington, and State of Vermont.
  3. Minimize shoreland erosion.
  4. Minimize algae blooms, excessive weed growth, and mucky deposits.

  5. Heighten awareness of good septic system management.

Greeter Program

LRA project leader Jack Widness and assistant project leader Jack Kurtzman worked with the town and state to address the first two strategic priorities.  This three-way partnership developed a grant to implement a greeter program for the summer 2017 boating season.

With grant funds, the team built a shed at the boat launch and hired two greeters.  We need a few volunteer greeters also.  For more information, contact Bob Bois or sign up on the greeter calendar.

Greeter shed


    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