While controlling the milfoil is a significant challenge, our greatest concern is that one or more invasive species established in neighboring lakes gets introduced to our lakes.  Other lakes in Vermont are suffering from a range of other invasives, including Water Chestnuts, Zebra Mussels, Hydrilla, Spiny Waterflea and more.

Click here to learn about other invasive species that threaten the Lake Champlain Basin (of which LD / FL are a source).

We need your help protecting the water quality of our lakes. When traveling between lakes it is important to take the following steps prior to entering a new water body:

  • Clean off any mud, plants, and animals from boats, trailers, and equipment
  • Drain boat and equipment away from water
  • Do not transport bait from one water body to another
  • Never release plants, fish, or any animals into a body of water unless it came out of that body of water
  • It is also important to note that under Vermont Law, you may be fined up to $1,000 dollars for transporting any aquatic plant or plant fragment, zebra mussels or quaaga mussels.

We would like to thank you in advance for helping to prevent the spread of invasive species between water bodies. While our primary focus is on Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, the water quality of all lakes needs to be protected to ensure there will always be great recreational opportunities for the public.