Elevation: 963 Ft. Area: 788 Acres


Originally founded in 1984, the Salem Lakes Preservation Association is a volunteer organization that oversees environmental conservation efforts and activities affecting the greater Salem Lake area. Today the organization sponsors and directs the monitor/greeter program at the boat access. The foremost objective, of necessity, is the prevention and/or containment of Eurasian milfoil and other aquatic nuisances evolving because of the ever increasing number of lake invasions in Vermont according to the Agency of Natural Resources. The Invasive Species Prevention Program is paid for in part with support from members of our community, Derby voters and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. 

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Behind the Scenes


Roger Cartee

Vice President

Ed Wells


Janet Cartee


Sharon Kelley

Few North American birds can evoke in us the wild, visceral, and pleasing sensation that comes in the company of a Common Loon. Loons are proof that birds need not be colorful to be beautiful. Floating in black and white on a northern pond, the Common Loon is one of our most iconic expressions of life in the north. Learn more about what the Vermont Center for Ecostudies is doing to support these birds.

A quiet day on a summer afternoon. A place where you can forget about your emails for days at a time.

Where you can hear loons cry from one end of the lake to the other and the air smells sweet all day long.

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Tim Votapka


Dennis Bond

Jason Brueck

Beckie Eakin

John Guyette

TJ Jackman

Ross & Andrea Ogilvie

Paul Roy

Tim Votapka

Milfoil Sightings

Ed Wells

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Mailing Address

Salem Lakes Preservation Association

C/O Janet Cartee

P.O. Box 134, Derby, VT 05829

We're hosting a picnic at the Derby Beach House, Saturday, July 30, 3 PM to 8 PM. RSVP Geri Marchessault at 802.922.5566 or by email.