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Vermont Clean Water Network to Celebrate Sacred Waters, September 8

Vermont Clean Water Network Celebrates Sacred Waters, September 8

Correction: Please note that the event sponsors/contacts were incorrectly identified as the United Church of Newport and Saint Mark’s in a previous draft of this article. The corrected information is presented below.

Join this fun day of community celebration and connection to our beloved Lake Champlain and the waters that feed her! Space is limited – register soon! Begins at 9:30 AM. We’ll gather at 10:00 AM for an opening circle of introductions & invocations. Choose from morning and afternoon opportunities to try your hand at rowing a longboat, paddling a canoe up river, or exploring nature trails. Educational and sacred activities will be guided by faith leaders, field naturalists, educators, artists, and other talented souls.

  • $10 per person (please let us know if you have financial considerations).
  • $25 per group (4 people)
  • Open to the public and boats are provided.
  • Participants are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase a tasty bag lunch on site for $10.
  • No private crafts please.

Register on Eventbrite:


9:30 AM – Registration

10:00 AM – Welcome Ceremony (please arrive at 9:45 a.m.)

10:30 AM – Morning Canoe Paddle, Longboat Rowing, Trail Hiking

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:15 PM – Afternoon Canoe Paddle, Longboat Rowing, Trail Hiking

3:15 PM – Closing Ceremony

Want more information? Contact Barry Lampke at

Sponsored by: Voices for the Lake, a partnership of All Souls Interfaith Gathering and ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Ascension Lutheran Church, Community Sailing Center, Lake Champlain Committee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, Shelburne Farms, and the Town of Shelburne Parks & Recreation.

*NOTE – All boats provided; please do NOT bring your own boats.

Featured photo provided.

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