Pond Improvement Programs

Buffers for Blue Lakes

The Neal Pond Camp Owners Association encourages participation in the Buffers for Blue Lakes program supported by the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds. If you are interested in participating in this program, please email nealpondvermont@gmail.com for more information.

Reel In & Recycle

The Neal Pond Camp Owners Association has placed a fishing line recycling drop off bin at the State Boat Ramp at the South end of the pond. Fishermen are encouraged to deposit used monofilament (fishline) in the receptacle mounted on the notice board at the boat launch. This drop bin will be monitored and maintained by the NPCOA.

Please Note: This bin is for fishing line only. Please report any abuse of the drop off location to your Quadrant Captain or Camp Association Officers. If abuse persists, the drop bin will be removed from the boat launch permanently.

Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIP)

Vermont Invasive Patrollers provide a vital line of defense against harmful invasive species that can threaten the ecology and recreational potential of our lakes and rivers. VIPs are trained to identify and distinguish between native and invasive aquatic plants and animals, and to conduct systematic surveys for aquatic invaders like Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.

Each summer, VIPs monitor their local waterbodies and report results to Vermont DEC. Newly detected invasive species can be responded to immediately, before the new invaders become well established. Interested in becoming a Neal Pond VIP? Contact nealpondvermont@gmail.com