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. 

EWM matting on the surface in Lake Dunmore, North Cove: photo as found on Google images

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.

  1. Locate and report milfoil,

  2. The time you spend volunteering is also important because these hours are counted towards the LDFLA’s EWM (Eurasian Watermilfoil) Control Program budget and helps us with the State’s Grant-in-Aid.

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.

Boat Launch Greeter

Imperative to our success in maintaining the mission of our association is preventing new invasive species from entering the lakes! A great way to help is working at the boat launch to interact with people using the facility. The option of learning to do inspections and communicate the hazards of transporting invasives between waterbodies.

Committee Support

Please contact a board member (About/Leadership) to discuss opportunities to support the association with operational needs to keep the organization running smoothly.

For more information or to sign up for any of the above, email membership@ldfla.com