March 2018 Clarke Lecture

Clarke Lecture Series

Saturday, March 17th 6:00 PM

Delicious Vegetarian Dinner & Slide Show
Unitarian Church of Montpelier


“Prehistoric Giant of Lake Champlain”

Did you know that lake sturgeon can live 150 years? Did you know that lake sturgeon can grow to be seven feet long and can weigh over 300 pounds? This bony-plated, ancient fish is found in only one location in New England: Lake Champlain. Come learn about sturgeon habits, their life cycle, and how the state is working to help their population recover.

A free talk, entitled “Sturgeon: Prehistoric Giant of Lake Champlain,” will be presented at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 17 at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Before the talk, at 6:00 pm, there will be a delicious vegetarian dinner prepared by Farmhouse Catering. The menu includes hot mulled cider, farmers’ green salad with balsamic dressing, stuffed shells with winter squash and herbed ricotta, mélange of vegetables in a sun dried tomato pesto, assorted rolls and butter, apple spice cake, and coffee/tea. Tickets to the dinner are $20 each. Tickets must be reserved and paid for in advance. No reservations or payment are required for the talk.

Speaker Chet Mackenzie has been employed by the VT Fish & Wildlife Department since 1986 and is currently a Fisheries Program Manager. For the past 20 years, he has worked with lake sturgeon and he recently completed a recovery plan for this endangered species. Chet will share interesting visuals and the latest news from his work with sturgeon.

“Sturgeon: Prehistoric Giant of Lake Champlain” is the third and final in the 2018 Clarke Dinner and Lecture Series, an annual fundraiser for the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Tickets for the dinner are being sold now for $20 each. For tickets or notification of the 2019 series, please contact Nancy.

Chet Mackenzie