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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  • Ice Fishing Blues Scarf by Dr. Michale Glennon, Adirondack Watershed Institute.

Creative Fiber Work And Science Data

June 5, 2023|Wise About Water|

It's not easy to share scientific data with non-scientists. Some researchers are translating their data into art - visual and musical - to get their messages out to the world. The Wool and Water Project at the Adirondack Institute uses fiber art to tell data stories from the Champlain Basin.

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Clean Water Board Meeting - October 2022

The Vermont DEC Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP) is providing an in-depth training on updates to the Clean Water Project Eligibility Screening process outlined in the CWIP State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023 Funding Policy. 

Bomoseen Bash 2023

Bomo Bash 2023

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Please join the LBA for a memorable evening of cocktails, dinner, music, and dancing as we celebrate our shared love of Lake Bomoseen and our united commitment to Lake Health.

FOVLAP Annual Meeting

2023 FOVLAP Annual Meeting

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

The 2023 FOVLAP Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 2023.

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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.