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March 2016

Wanted: Ice Out Reports for 2015

I have to admit, ice out caught me off guard this year.  Every year we solicit ice out records when the first signs of spring appear.  With help from observant individuals throughout Vermont, the Department of Environmental Conservation maintains ice out records for several lakes and ponds, some dating back …

Winter Story-telling from the Heart of Vermont Wetlands

The Vermont Wetlands Program recently finished a series of blog posts on Flow (the Watershed Management Division’s blog) which shared stories of winter in wetlands through voices of resident wildlife.  Though the snow is gone and water is flowing again, the stories are still available on line so you can enjoy them …

2016 Public Access Greeter Training Schedule

The Lakes Program Staff are offering five training workshops for Public Access Greeters in 2016.  Access Greeters meet lake visitors at public boat launches and share information about invasive species, provide courtesy boat inspections, and stop introductions. Trainings will be held on the following dates: Saturday, April 30, 9am – 1pm …

Lake Stratification 101

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Center for Limnology has a great video on lake stratification.  If you are curious about what that is or want a refresher, take a look at their new video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEYh8pI8JVE. I’m looking forward to seeing more in their Limnology 101 series.