Shoreline Watcher's Network

Volunteers are a vital part of our program. Throughout the years we have been very fortunate to have dedicated people helping with our eradication efforts. 

volunteers in kayaks pull milfoil from the lake's surface
photo credit: Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage

The Shoreline Watch Network is a group of volunteers who sign-up and monitor sections of shoreline for new plant infestations. In the past, residents have monitored their own waterfront, but the more territory volunteers can cover the more effective the program becomes. Once you become a member of the Shoreline Watch Network, we ask that you check your area at least every other week. If an infestation is found, it is extremely important to mark the area immediately and contact the Milfoil Crew for proper removal. It is also important to keep track of the amount of time you spend searching for Eurasian watermilfoil. At the end of the summer the Milfoil Crew will contact all Shoreline Watch members to record the hours that have accumulated throughout the summer. These figures are used in our annual report to the State of Vermont.

There's a double benefit to your involvement.  First, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the maintenance of our high quality lakes.  Secondly, your time spent searching your own waterfront lessens the amount of matching money the Association needs to sustain the State and Federal grant money through in-kind service.  All volunteer hours are billed back as part of the Association's matching money resulting in less cash outlay from your dues.  

If you are already involved, thank you for your efforts.  If you are interested in helping e-mail or call us.  We will be happy to help you get started by showing you what milfoil looks like and supply you with a "Milfoil Watchers" packet.

For more information or to sign up, email