• 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. …

Check Out Vermont’s Updated Stormwater Manual

Stormwater forms when precipitation falls on the land and begins flowing downhill to the nearest river, stream, lake or pond.  As it flows, it carries nutrients, sediments, other contaminants and things with it.  How much is carried and how far it goes depends on the amount of precipitation, the steepness of …

Finding The Watershed Management Division’s Public Notices

Activities that affects lakes, ponds, rivers,streams and wetlands may require a permit from the Watershed Management Division before proceeding.  As part of the process to determine whether a permit will be issued, information about the activity, the application, and any additional requirements are made available to adjacent land owners and …

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 …

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 …