• 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. …

Meet The Neighbors: Red Algae

There is one last group of algae that you may encounter in Vermont waters, the Rhodophyta or red algae. Red algae are most abundant in marine environments and are common seaweed along shorelines. The estimates I found noted that only 3 – 5% of all red algae species live in …

It’s Amphibian Time!

It’s spring and love is in the air! If you are a frog or salamander, that means you’ll be heading for the nearest water to find your special someone. Every frog and salamander has the same idea once the temperatures begin to warm. On warm nights in spring, especially rainy …

Spring Planting Fever!

It’s that time of year again. The time when I walk in urban areas peering into gardens and under shrubbery, looking for …

Meet the Neighbors: Dinoflagellates

Dinoflagellates are a group of microscopic mostly unicellular algae that are found in freshwater and marine environments worldwide. While we don’t hear …

Learn From Local Naturalists

The dark days of winter are finally lengthening, but there are still plenty of long winter nights ahead. Why not learn a …

NALMS Resources Available to Non-Members

The North American Lake Management Society is a lake-focused group composed of lake scientists, policy makers, volunteers, residents, and visitors. Their mission …

Finding Treasure

Today’s post was inspired by a compendium of one of my favorite cartoon strips – Calvin and Hobbes. It’s called “There’s Treasure …

Meet The Neighbors: Cyanobacteria

Late summer is the time when people really visit lakes. The chilly waters of early summer have warmed to the perfect temperature …

On Vacation At The Lake

When I mentioned that I was going on vacation to our cottage on Lake Michigan, someone asked how I could call it …