Wise About Water

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.

Contact us at (wise-about-water@vermontlakes.org).

Lake Champlain Basin Program offers grant opportunities

The Lake Champlain Basin Program has announced the availability of $650,000 in Local Implementation Grants. Please visit their website for more information on categories and proposal requirements: http://www.lcbp.org/2014/09/lake-champlain-basin-program-seeks-local-grant-proposals/

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Spiny Water Flea is confirmed in Lake Champlain

The Lake Champlain Basin Program has confirmed the presence of the invasive zooplankton, Spiny Water Flea, in Lake Champlain – http://www.lcbp.org/2014/08/spiny-water-flea-confirmed-lake-champlain/

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Gov. Shumlin announces focused water quality push in Lake Carmi, St. Albans region

Hello all, In case you haven’t already heard, VT has received increased funding from the USDA for water quality efforts and the State is also increasing their efforts. Angela – VT Watershed Management Division ST. ALBANS – Gov. Shumlin, Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross and Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz today …

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Dreaming of summer projects

Spring is here, despite the roughly five inches of snow that has fallen in Montpelier this morning, and increasing my thoughts are turning to outdoor summer projects and gardening.  As you dream of your summer projects around the house and camp, there are plenty of resources that can help you …

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Putting Low Impact Development Practices to work

The Watershed Management Division has recently released a series of information sheets on Low Impact Development (LID).  These complement the Green Stormwater Infrastructure materials released last fall.  If you are planning a project for your property, we hope you will take a minute to read about LID practices that will …

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