The Lake Iroquois Greeters check boats at the Lake Iroquois Public Boat Access to ensure invasive species (plant and animal) do not enter the lake. Their responsibilities include boat inspection and boat washing. They are on duty and the pressurized hot-water boat wash station is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They are also on duty for the July 4 holiday.
Vermont law prohibits the transport of any aquatic plant, plant part, or aquatic nuisance or invasive species to or from a Vermont waterbody. Vermont law also requires that a boat be washed if a greeter is on duty, the boat wash is operating at the time, and the greeter determines that the boat needs to be washed. These conditions apply for boats entering AND leaving the water. The greeters have documentation that more completely explains this law.
The pressurized hot-water boat wash station at Lake Iroquois has been designated by the state as an Approved Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspection Station, and all greeters have been trained in all duties by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. This is just one more step the LIA is taking to improve lake water quality.
The Lake Iroquois Association Greeter Program is overseen by the LIA Board of Directors and supervised by the Greeter Manager. The program is funded by Lake Iroquois Association members and donors and by an Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. In addition, the Greeter Program receives in-kind staff support from the Town of Williston. The Town of Hinesburg Fire Department gives in-kind support by providing clean water for boat washing. Contact us for more information about the LIA Greeter Program.