• 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. …

New Dragonfly and Damselfly Atlas Available

The Vermont Center for Ecosystem Studies has opened a new online atlas of Vermont dragonflies and damselflies.   These lovely insects are keystone species for many of our smaller ponds and an indicator of overall shore land health.  You may remember from studies completed by the VT Lakes and Ponds Program, that …

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 work – protecting our waters, storing carbon, influencing our weather, and providing a variety of wood products.  Though we don’t always realize it, our backyard and lakeshore trees are …

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 …