• 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. …

Acid Rain Still Affects Vermont’s Lakes

It doesn’t make the news much these days, but acid rain reaches Vermont lakes.  Each year, Watershed Management Division staff sample acid-impaired and acid-stressed lakes to track changes in water quality and evaluate effects on the biological communities.  They’ve been doing this for 40 years – an incredible data trove …

New Vermont Guide for Management of Aquatic Invasive Plants

The Vermont Lakes and Ponds Program has released updated information on the management of aquatic invasive species.  In 2017, the Legislature enacted new rules designed to protect water resources, prevent infestations and spread, initiate rapid response where feasible, and minimize the economic and environmental impacts of aquatic invasive species. The …

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 …