• 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. …

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 recharge groundwater or runs off into our streams and eventually flows into the ocean.  But the water cycle is oh so much more interesting than that!  How the …

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 …

Giving Rivers and Streams Room to Move

Flooding is a natural event.  In a healthy system, the river broadens across the floodplain during high water events, losing velocity and depositing sediment as …