The Lake Morey Foundation (LMF) was created in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located in Fairlee, VT. The intent was to give individuals, businesses and community organizations a vehicle by which to make tax-deductible donations to help protect, preserve and enhance the environment of Lake Morey for the enjoyment of all who visit the lake and its surroundings.
Throughout its 35-year history, the LMF has also encouraged and expanded upon numerous complementary initiatives supported by the member-based Lake Morey Protective Association, the Town of Fairlee’s Lake Morey Commission, and various Federal, State and local agencies. We have forged partnerships with numerous entities to improve Lake Morey’s water quality, natural surroundings and environmental influence as a valuable recreational and economic resource in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.
Some examples of past projects carried out with LMF funds include the installation of many benches found around the lake, the initiation of the Lake Morey trail system in surrounding hills, the construction of Fairlee’s community beach house, the preservation of neighboring forests and, most significantly, the control of aquatic invasive species.