From state laws to local happenings, keep up on what’s new around the lake, the town, and the state.
Potential Reclassification of Seymour Lake to A1
SLA has been asked by the State of Vermont to consider filing a petition to reclassify Seymour Lake to an A1 water body to better reflect our high quality of water. As with most issues, there is more than one perspective to consider. To read more about this click here to view.
The Caledonian Record has recently run three articles on this topic. The reporter did a great job explaining a reasonably complex (but very important!) topic. The third article features Seymour’s own Water Quality Chair, Peggy Barter. Read these articles below.
1. Troubled Water – Vermont Department Of Environmental Conservation Works With Lake Stewards To Reclassify, Protect Declining Lakes 9.21.2021 Article 1 in the Caledonian Record click here to view
2. Troubled Water – NEK Lake Reclassification Efforts Advance 9.23.2021 Article 2 in the Caledonian Record click here to view
3. Troubled Water – The Tale Of Seymour Lake 9.27.2021 Article 3 (final in the series) in the Caledonian Record click here to view
David Wieselmann, Director of SLA’s Invasive Patroller Program (VIPs)
Over the past year, The Seymour Lake Association has been involved in finding a solution for a paralyzed man, David Wieselmann, to move from his wheelchair to his kayak, unassisted by any help from his neighbors. This has been achieved by designing and building a structure with donated labor and funds from Seymour Lake residents. It is now completed and David has been using it for over 3 months. This is his story and you can see it all via links to the many photos, videos, circulated widely throughout newspapers, radio, and the internet.
Learn More Here
Vermont’s CBS affiliate, WCAX (Ch. 3) came to Seymour for the story, which aired on August 23, 2021. (click here to view)
An article appeared in the August 18th issue of the Barton Chronicle (click here to view)
NPR story by Manhattan-based radio journalist Jon Kalish on “All Things Considered” (click here to listen)
See how David does it – click Wheelchair to Kayak – thanks to Clayton Kolar for the drone footage.
Article in the Seymour Lake May 2021 Newsletter (page 3) (click here to view)
All Morgan Town Roads Open to ATVs and UTVs
Subsequent to a March 2021 approval of the voters of Morgan (45 yes; 38 no), the Morgan Select Board voted to allow all Town roads to be open to ATVs and UTVs. For more information, (click here to view)