Thanks to grants from the Canaday Foundation in 2015-16 and the Vermont Watershed Grant program in 2014 as well as volunteers and lake residents donating over $6,000, the Vermont Loon Conservation Program is currently upgrading and maintaining one of our most useful management tools – nest warning signs. Eric Hanson, the VLCP coordinator, has picked up the lumber, received the new batch of signs, and started building bases for the upcoming nesting season. We will target busy lakes and places where people have made donations to receive the signs first. The sign campaign will continue in 2016 to reach our goal of replacing over 260 signs in three years.
How You Can Help
If you would like to contribute to this effort or can help generate support on your lake, please go to the online fundraising site called Crowdrise, where you can pick a lake and make a donation. Scroll down and hit “more fundraisers” to see the entire list of 52 lakes. A few lakes have already reached their fundraising goals (i.e., Derby, Dunmore, Echo, Ninevah, Seymour), but extra donations are great because they will help support lakes with few or no camps on them that need signs.