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Governor Shumlin signs clean water bill

Governor Peter Shumlin, on June 16, 2015 signed into law the state’s most comprehensive legislation in its history, which will address the problem of polluted storm water runoff into Vermont’s lakes and waterways. Shumlin said there are three major contributors to the pollution: To read more, Governor signs clean water bill …

2015 Annual Meeting

July 27, 2015 The Annual Meeting will be held at “The Steak House” on the Barre-Montpelier Road, 1239 US Route 302, Berlin VT 05641. Registration, coffee and goodies: 8:30 – 9:00 A.M. The meeting will be called to order at 9:00 A.M. Lunch will be served at noon, and the meeting …

2015 NEC NALMS Vermont Lakes Conference

The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds will host the Vermont Lakes – NEC NALMS Conference on May 29 & 30 in Burlington, Vermont. The New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NEC NALMS) conference is open to anyone with an interest in lakes, ponds, reservoirs, watersheds, etc. …

A Little Salt Can Go A Long Way

Today’s mix of snow, sleet and rain has everyone gearing up for winter sidewalk and driveway maintenance.  Visit the Watershed Management Division’s blog to learn how winter maintenance can affect your lake and how you can help – http://vtwatershedblog.com/ Happy Thanksgiving and safe traveling!

Is GSI coming to a site near you?

One of the major non-point sources of pollution to our lakes, ponds and rivers is stormwater.  Previously, we managed stormwater by getting it off of our properties as quickly as possible.  We now recognize that allowing the water to percolate into the ground where it falls protects our lakes and …

the VT Watershed Management Division has a new blog!

Last week, the Vermont Watershed Management Division began posting to its new blog “Flow”.  With Flow, the Division plans to share news and information about Division activities with readers across Vermont.  More than 60 division staff work on water issues throughout the state so there will be plenty of news …

Seeing Beyond the View

By Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife For many Vermonters, the shorelines along lakes and ponds are synonymous with ducks and geese flying in low, with shorebirds walking delicately among the grasses, feeding and raising their young, and with schools of hungry panfish waiting for a young angler’s …

Learning from the good works of others

People are passionate about lakes and water the world around.  Many are also passionate about sharing what they do, offering excellent opportunities for us to learn from their good work.  Here are some recent posts from the Great Lakes that have crossed my desk.  Perhaps there is a tip for your …

Welcome to FOVLAP’s newest blog!  Here we share news of how Vermont’s lake and watershed associations translate knowledge into action as we collaborate to protect water quality.  Please let us know if you have a story to contribute or you have a shore land problem area you need help with. …