What a Great Party!

More pictures from LCC's 50th party are on the Calendar of Events page (linked below)!

We had a wonderful 50th anniversary celebration at Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro earlier this month. The sun shone, conversation flowed, the food and drink were delicious, and a good time was had by all! LCC founding father Peter Paine reflected on the past and told some stories about LCC's seminal work preventing the international seaway and nuclear power plant as well as efforts to clean up toxic waste sites, develop the water quality standards that guide New York, Vermont and Quebec's phosphorus reduction efforts, and institute proactive measures to prevent pollution. Executive Director Lori Fisher looked ahead at the challenges facing the lake noting that citizen involvement is just as important now as it was during LCC's founding 50 years ago. Stormwater-runoff, nutrient loading, new generation toxins, invasive species and climate change are all present day challenges requiring civic engagement and activisim. We also honored LCC volunteer of the year Cliff Landesman for his outstanding work on the Legacy Campaign and gave Peter Paine a surprise award for his of fifty years of leadership.

If you missed the meeting, click here to see some pictures thanks to longtime LCC member Carolyn Bates. A professional photographer, Carolyn has been generously sharing her photographs with LCC for over 28 years. Sincere thanks to Peter and Patty Paine for hosting the party, Champlain National Bank for their sponsorship, and Ann Ruzow-Holland and friends, The Tyler Place Family Resort for making the delicious food. We're grateful for the support of Boyden Family Winery, Shelburne Vineyard, Otter Creek Brewing, and Switchback Brewing Company for their support and the generous donations of food from Alan and Jennie Booth, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Chef's Corner, City Market, Full Moon Farm, Great Harvest Bread Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Hannaford Brothers, Lake Champlain Chocolates, New Moon Cafe, Shelburne Orchards, Stewart's Bakery, Sugarsnap, The Nomadic Oven, Vermont Brownie Company, Vermont Creamery, and Vermont Smoke and Cure.

Hats off to the many volunteers who contributed to making the gathering a special event:  Mary Jane Banyi, Carolyn Bates, Alan and Jennie Booth, Bill and Maura Dickerson, Laura Farrara, Bob Fett, John Grivetti, Brian and Phyllis Hall, Briana Holland, David Holland, Ann Ruzow-Holland, Suzanne Johnson, Dean, Donna and Robyn Leary, Sharon Murray, Sandy Montgomery, Boston Neary, Ben Rose, Micah Rose, Lois Sayward, Ed Smith, Ann Spilling, Mary Van Vleck, and Chuck and Missy Woessner.

Click here to see more pictures from LCC's 50th party!