As we get ready and prepare to hit the ground running this year, it is important to remember why we do the work we do and why it is important for not only people, but our planet. In honor of Earth Week, we are reminded to consider the impact we as people have on our environment, both positive and negative. At the Franklin Watershed Committee, we are honored to be able to do our best to help improve water quality at Lake Carmi and the surrounding watershed. It is truly one of the most beautiful areas in Vermont, but at the same time, it continues to be the only Lake in Vermont classified by the state as a lake in crisis.
Over the years, so much progress has been made and continues to be made. None of the work we do could be possible without the help and commitment from the wonderful community up at Carmi and in the surrounding area. So, this Earth week, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community for everything you do to help keep Lake Carmi and the surrounding area clean and on track to heal.
So as the temperature rises and campers and other folks start heading back up to the Lake, we ask that you keep in mind how fragile this beautiful lake is and how much progress has been made. If you are able, do your part to help strengthen the environment, whether that’s picking up some trash on the road or in the woods, or implementing some Best Managing Practices on your property. Every little action helps us towards our goals. We will continue our work and are always here as resource to anyone in the community who would like to help but does not quite know where to start.
We cannot wait to get back up to the lake, and hope to see you all this summer, whether that’s in person or from a distance. Happy Earth week everybody!