• 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. …

Fall Turnover and Winter Stratification

Spring turnover is a big deal here in the Lakes and Ponds Program. Our staff and volunteers conduct an early season sampling blitz (Spring P) to capture water conditions while lakes and ponds are fully mixed.  Teams strive to reach dozens of lakes in the few weeks before summer stratification …

2012 National Lakes Assessment Report Available

Every five years, the EPA coordinates the National Lakes Assessment (NLA), an intensive sampling event for lakes across the country. Teams visit a group of randomly selected locations representing a cross-section of lakes in each state.  While there, they collect samples for nutrients and to examine biological communities.  They also …

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 …

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 …

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 …