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Bantam Lake Day to be held at Morris Town Beach
Litchfield.bz (08-15-14)


Bantam Lake Day will be held Saturday by the Bantam Lake Protective Association and the White Memorial Foundation to celebrate the natural resources of the lake and the shoreline surrounding it.
 
Activities will be held at the Morris Town Beach from noon to 4 p.m. and at White Memorial at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Donations to the Bantam Lake Protective Association will be accepted.
 
The BLPA's annual meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the pavilion at the town beach. Weed-control will be the main topic of the meeting.
 
At the beach the activities will include a concert by the band Switch Factory, a discussion of the lake's fish population with state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials, and a presentation on waterfront landscaping by Sean Hayden of the Northwest Conservation District.
 
There will be activities for children and a workshop on the types of invasive weeds common to the lake. Free food will be available.
 
White Memorial will host two lake trail hikes, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. They will be led by Gerri Griswold and Lee Swift. The morning hike will include a stop at the ruins of the icehouse at the lake's north end while the 2 p.m. hike will travel to the former Camp Townshend on the lake. White Memorial's museum will be open free of charge from 9 to 5.