• 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. …

Biological Indicators of Healthy Waters

Healthy rivers and streams tend to indicate a healthy lake. There are many indicators that can describe the health of the water, some more accessible than others.  Taking samples to a lab to test for parameters such as dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity and nutrients is often the standard procedure.  Using …

Cyanobacteria Resources for Vermonters

Take a look at the Watershed Management Division’s blog (called “Flow”) for a list of the 2017 cyanobacteria resources available for Vermonters.  These include a new video from the Health Department.  Learn about cyanobacteria so you can play safe on the water!

Slow it, Spread it, Sink It

Water moving across the land picks up and carries many things with it as it moves.  Fast moving water has a lot of …

Trees, trees, trees!

There are more than 4.5 million acres of forest in Vermont, roughly 78% of the state.  Those trees are doing a lot of …

Lakes 101 – the Water Cycle

Many of us learned about the water cycle back in elementary school.  We generally remember that rainfall soaks into the ground to …