About Us

“The Federation is dedicated to the conservation of Vermont lakes and ponds through development and promotion of environmental quality standards.”

Our mission is “To preserve and protect Vermont’s lakes, ponds and their watersheds for the benefit of this and future generations.”

Who Are We? A group of local Vermont lake and pond associations, individuals and others interested in promoting and maintaining the quality of the environment of, and the pleasure of living near and using, Vermont’s lakes and ponds. Most of us are waterfront property owners, but the Federation also includes individuals and businesses who are simply interested in helping us further our objectives. Annual membership dues are nominal for either individuals or associations.

When Were We Formed? For over 30 years, Vermont had two groups of lake associations in the state; a Southern Federation of Lake Associations, and a Northern Federation of Lake Associations. Recognizing that collectively we could accomplish more as a single unit, in July 2001, the two groups merged and announced the formation of a single statewide organization to be called “The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds, Inc.” (FOVLAP).

How Are We Organized? We are incorporated in the State of Vermont as a legal nonprofit corporation, and we have an IRS designation as a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization. We have a set of approved bylaws, a Board of Directors elected to staggered three-year terms, and a duly elected President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We have standing committees for Public Relations, Membership, Legislative Affairs, Lake Issues, Scholarships, and Nominations.

View the Bylaws of The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds.