Preserving and Protecting Vermont’s Lakes and Ponds

Preserving and Protecting Vermont’s Lakes and Ponds

Preserving and Protecting
Vermont’s Lakes and Ponds

Lake St. Catherine

The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds (FOVLAP) is one of the oldest nonprofit stakeholders to promote Vermont water quality. From its inception in 1972 and evolution into a statewide organization in 2001, FOVLAP remains dedicated to fostering environmental quality standards and preserving Vermont lakes, ponds, watersheds, and aquatic ecosystems.

zebra mussels

Invasive species are “non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem and are likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

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We base our advocacy work upon the currently accepted science, expert consensus, and policies that support our mission. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), FOVLAP does not engage in paid lobbying.

planting to create a shoreland buffer

Maintaining healthy shorelands is one of the best ways to ensure a healthy lake. Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) around the lake can contribute to a healthier lake.

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Watch The Salt, Please!

December 6, 2023|Wise About Water|

It's snowing! Go out and enjoy the winter weather, but don't forget that deicing salts are bad for our lakes and ponds. A new report from the NY DEC proposes better winter maintenance practices for the Adirondacks. But it's not just the Adirondacks that are harmed by salts. We can all do better when it comes to winter road maintenance and safe traveling.

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Antidegradation Implementation Rule Meeting

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

The DEC invites you to attend an informational meeting about an important water resource protection initiative that would help advance our efforts to reclassify and protect our highest quality waters across Vermont.

Research Webinar: Seasonal Dynamics of Lake Champlain Microbial Ecology: Exploring Seasonal Variation and Linkages to Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms with Dr. Erin Eggleston is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Middlebury College.

FOVLAP Special Events

This webinar will provide a chance to discuss new ideas and lake challenges to ask questions; all of which will help guide FOVLAP's work.

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Lake St. Catherine

Lake St. Catherine Association

Lake St. Catherine is located on the western border of Vermont. The association is a volunteer organization of 15 Trustees who work year-round to fulfill their mission.