• 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. …

National Citizen Science Day

National Citizen Science Day on April 16th kicked off a month of events celebrating citizen science around the country.  The Lakes and Ponds Program gets a huge helping hand with data collected by you, our resident citizen scientists.  You’ve provided data through the Lay Monitoring Program (started in 1970)  has …

Winter Ice and Shoreland Erosion

This winter, a mild one,  was hard on shorelines around Vermont and we are receiving many reports of ice damage.  If your shoreline looks very different this spring, you are not alone!  To learn about why mild winters lead to more ice damage and how to minimize it along your shore, …

Giving Rivers and Streams Room to Move

Flooding is a natural event.  In a healthy system, the river broadens across the floodplain during high water events, losing velocity and depositing sediment as …

Lake Stratification 101

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Center for Limnology has a great video on lake stratification.  If you are curious about what …