Just got your email about Sat. Pretty rotten weather. Didn't get on the lake
because of it. Hope you had better success elsewhere.


Mark LaBarr
Conservation and Stewardship Director
Audubon Vermont
255 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, Vermont 05462
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-----Original Message-----
From: Hanson Eric [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 8:24 AM
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Subject: volunteers needed for loon survey on Lake Champlain july 20

 Volunteers are needed to help the Vermont Loon Recovery Project (VLRP)
conduct loon surveys on Lake Champlain in 2002.

 Volunteers can help with two different survey programs.

First, the VLRP will be coordinating one large-scale survey on the morning
of Saturday July 20 as part of Loonwatch day.   Each volunteer will be
assigned a small section of the lake to survey between 6 am and 10 am before
the mid-day winds pick up.  At least 30 volunteers with motorboats that can
navigate the open waters of Lake Champlain will be needed.  Volunteers who
conduct surveys by canoe, kayak, or from shore will be able to help out in
the smaller bays and along shorelines.  In addition, the VLRP will need
volunteer help on smaller lakes throughout the state of Vermont on the same
day.  (see lake list below for unassigned lakes)

Second, the VLRP encourages people to survey parts of Lake Champlain and
lakes in the Lake Champlain Watershed at any time from June through early
August and record their sightings and location.

 Please contact Eric Hanson, the VLRP biologist, if you are interested in
participating in these loon monitoring efforts at (802) 586-8064 or
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> .  The VLRP, a program of
the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and the Vermont Fish and
Wildlife Department (VFWD), oversees the state's loon conservation efforts.

Eric Hanson
Vermont Loon Recovery Project Biologist (a program of VINS and VFWD)
(802) 586-8064  PO Box 22, Craftsbury, VT 05826
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Unassigned lake list for Loonwatch day Saturday July 20, 8-9 am small lakes,
6-10 am large lakes
  Other lakes will become available as some volunteers from past years will
not be able to help this year.
Western Vermont                                    Southern Vermont
More surveyors needed for (need boat for all):

Abbey (Ripton)                                      Adams (Woodford)

(Whitingham)                                                      St.

(need a motorboat)                                  Sections of Lake

Black                                                       Hancock
(Stamford0                                              Comerford Res.

Burr                                                         Haystack
(Wilimington)                                          Moore Res.

Cedar (Monkton)                                    Potter or Barber (Pownal)

Sections of LAKE CHAMPLAIN                Raponda
Northern Vermont

Roads (Milton)                                       Sadawaga
Center (Newark)

Chipman                                                 Sherman

Danby                                                     Townsend Res.
Bald Hill

Spruce (Orwell)                                      Somerset Reservoir

(Weston)                                         Clyde (Newport)

Emerald                                                   Ball Mountain
Jobs (Westmore)

May (Barton)

Inman                                                      Central Vermont
Neal (Lunenberg)

Little (Franklin)                                      Bliss (Calais)

Little (Wells)                                           Curtis (Calais)

Perch (Benson)
Unknown (Avery's Gore)

Silver (Georgia)
Wallace (Canaan)

St. Albans N & S (Fairfax)
Wheeler (Brunswick)

West Mountain (Maidstone)

Eastern Vermont

North Springfield


Sunset (Marlboro)