Announcements / Events

UPCOMING

     A FOVLAP EVENT

2022 FOVLAP Virtual Zoom Annual Meeting, September 8, 2022, 9am- 3pm.

Celebrate 50 years of networking with lake associations, individuals
and businesses to conserve VT’s beautiful lakes and ponds.

Registration is free and open to all.  Join us!  Click here

The FOVLAP Events Committee is busy finalizing the last-minute details, but here is a sneak peek at our tentative draft agenda:

Posted 1 August 2022

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WEBINAR RECORDINGS 

     FOVLAP WEBINARS

Lake Seminar 2022

Vermont Lakes in a Changing Climate: From Issues to Actions

Click HERE for a link to the recording of the June 3, 2022 Lake Seminar, a joint FOVLAP/VTDEC Lakes and Ponds Program virtual event.

View the Lake Seminar Agenda

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Watch FOVLAP’s April Seminar, “Early Identification of Aquatic Invasive Species in VT Lakes and Ponds ~How to Launch, Grow and Nurture a Lake Inspection Program“ 

FOVLAP organized this half-day virtual meeting on April 6, 2022, to provide information to help organizations and individuals prepare to be trained or improve existing Vermont Invasive Patroller  (VIP) programs. To review the agenda and slide presentations, click HERE. To watch a video of the Seminar (2:33:23) with presenter comments and associated discussion, click HERE.
Posted 9 April 2022 

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 Watch FOVLAP’s January AIS Seminar, “Funding for Vermont AIS Greeter and Management Programs.”

FOVLAP sponsored this half-day virtual meeting on Jan 12, 2022, to discuss the challenge presented by aquatic invasive species. To review the agenda, click HERE. To watch a video of the Seminar (2:45:01) with presenter comments and associated discussion, click HERE. To review the seminar slide presentations, click HERE.
Posted 18 February 2022

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     OTHER WEBINARS

Wave Study Report, Feb 16, 2022, from Minnesota Lakes and Rivers, University of Minnesota Boat-Generated Wake Study: Overview of research, findings, and next steps.

An evening with groundbreaking researchers Jeff Marr, Associate Director for Engineering and Facilities St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) in Minnesota and Andy Riesgraf. “A Field Study of Maximum Wave Height, Total Wave Energy, and Maximum Wave Power Produced By Four Recreational Boats on a Freshwater Lake.” YouTube recording is available HERE.

This report establishes an important baseline for the peer-reviewed study of wake waves produced by wakesurf boats—a topic of growing interest across the country. For more information about SAFL and this study, click HERE. To download the SAFL wave study, click HERE.
Posted 18 February 2022

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2022 Microplastics and Our Lakes

Offered by NHLakes and presented by Jill M. Emerson, MB (ASCP) CM, Water Quality Coordinator, Green Mountain Conservation Group. Microplastics are making their way into our oceans, but they are also found in our lakes? Find out what this means for water quality and food webs. Recording of the webinar and the presentation slides can be found HERE.
Posted 15 February 2022

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Do It Yourself Stormwater Management, presented by Michele Carlson and Jilian Sarazen

Hosted by the Franklin County Stormwater Collaborative of Vermont and the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain and aired on February 16, 2022, a webinar to learn about different practices you can implement to slow, spread, sink and treat the stormwater (pollutants and contaminants) that runs off your roof or driveway. Learn how these practices work to prevent flooding and reduce the amount of phosphorus and pollutants that are transported into natural waterways. Watch the video HERE. Posted 18 February 2022

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Monitoring the Road Salt Reduction Pilot Program in the Lake George Drainage Basin – Managing Road Salt for Lake Protection (a 2020 Research webinar recording)

Presented by Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper and offered through Maine Lakes UVM Seagrant. This presentation describes work conducted as part of the environmental monitoring program to evaluate the New York State Department of Transportation Road Salt Reduction Pilot Program in the Lake George drainage basin project, which is funded by the Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the FUND for Lake George, and its partners. Click HERE to watch the recording.
Posted 18 February 2022

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Lake Champlain Committee’s “Zoom a Scientist” Webinar Recordings

Check out the many engaging programs put together in 2020 by the Lake Champlain Sea Grant, one of the Lake Champlain Committee’s partners in the work for clean water. For more information on all the interesting subjects and to access each original webinar recording, click HERE.
Posted 4 March 2022

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NHLakes Webinars

Explore the NHLakes webinar series: “Septic Sytems and Our Lakes“; “Microplastics and Our Lakes“; “Climate Impacts on Our Lakes”;Healthy Forests, Healthy Lakes“; “Help Put Our Lakes on a Low-Salt Diet this Winter!“; “The Geology of New Hampshire’s Lakes”; “Cyanobacteria Update: What We’ve Seen & What to be on the Lookout for“; and many more topics. To watch the recordings and see the slides, click HERE.
Posted 22 February 2022

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NECNALMS Webinars

The New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society is currently offering webinars at least twice a year in lieu of in-person events. For more information on NECNALMS and links to future webinars and updates, click HERE.
Posted 15 February 2022

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NAISMA Webinars

Monthly through 2022 at 2:00 PM The North American Invasive Species Management Association offers free webinars on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 PM. Click HERE to register for future webinars. For more information, visit naisma.org
Posted 15 February 2022

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NEAPMS Webinars

Northeast Aquatic Plant Management 2022 winter webinar series Session 1 presentations: Watercraft Inspection Steward Programs. To watch the recording, click HERE. Session 2 presentations: Creating “Spider Diagrams” from Boat Launch Steward Inspection Data and How to track boater movement: An example from New York State. To watch the recording, click HERE. For more information, visit neapms.org. To see the 2022 NEAPMS Conference Archives, posters and videos, click HERE.
Posted 26 February 2022

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UPCOMING EVENTS

     FOVLAP EVENTS

September 8, 2022,  FOVLAP 2022 Annual Meeting
Location to be determined. Stay tuned; more information is coming!
Posted 15 February 2022

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     OTHER EVENTS

May 18, 2022 , 4:00PM Getting into the Habit(at): Assessing Shallow Water Habitat in Maine Lakes, part of the Maine Lakes free webinar series.

Habitat in the shallow areas of lakes is important for all lake life, but it can be degraded by loss of shoreland vegetation and poorly managed human development on lakeshores. We have developed methods to determine what natural shallow water habitat looks like in Maine lakes, and measure how it is affected by human-induced activities along lakeshores. These surveys will help to determine which lakes need the most shoreland rehabilitation to help support healthy habitat. This presentation will discuss how those surveys are conducted and what the results mean for lakes in Maine. To register click HERE.
Posted 9 May 2022

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February – May 2022, 4:00 PM Mane Lakes free webinars on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month

The theme for this year’s Maine Lakes conference is Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act. Conference speakers will present webinars on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from February through May, at 4 p.m. and will last about an hour. Webinars are free, but registration is required. The series will culminate at the Maine Lakes virtual annual meeting on Saturday, June 19th, at 9 a.m. with a keynote speaker and messages from several special guests who have been involved with the Clean Water Act since its passage in 1972. For more information and to see the Maine Lakes webinar series, click HERE.
Posted 15 February 2022

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March – spring 2022, ANR Three-acre Stormwater Program Announcement

The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) announced an upcoming funding program for assisting landowners with meeting Three-acre Stormwater Permit requirements. ANR is currently working on drafting the program language and application process necessary to deploy the ARPA funding to advance this initiative. They expect to have it complete and start accepting applications in early spring 2022 and making grant awards notifications by early summer 2022. An FAQ document for Three-Acre ARPA funding additional information can be found on their ARPA webpage.

If you were not able to attend the “Helping Property Owners Comply with Three-acre Stormwater Requirements” webinar, here is the LINK to the recording and the presentation slides. 
Posted 15 February 2022

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April 27 28, 2022, 32nd Annual Nonpoint Source Conference  Woodstock, Vermont

A forum for information sharing on nonpoint source pollution issues and projects in the Northeast. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act in 2022. The conference theme, “Clean Water Act: Past and Future,” will focus on past nonpoint source work and knowledge gained and how to modernize these projects for the future. NEIWPCC organizes the event (originally called the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission), a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality. Learn more, and to register, click HERE.
Posted 15 February 2022

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June 19, 2022, 9:00 AM, The 52nd Annual Maine Lakes Conference – Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act

The theme for this year’s conference is Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act. Speakers will speak on topics that relate to this ground-breaking legislation at the Maine Lakes virtual annual meeting on Saturday, June 19th at 9 a.m. with a keynote speaker and messages from several special guests who have been involved with the Clean Water Act since its passage in 1972. For more information and to see the Maine Lakes webinar series, click HERE
Posted 15 February 2022

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