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.

Vermont statehouse

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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Clean Water Board Meeting - October 2022

Looking Ahead to Cleaner Water

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

In this virtual talk, Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP)'s TMDL Tracking and Accounting Coordinator, Claire Madden, will provide an overview of Vermont's clean water progress.

A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. to discussed the proposed draft wake boat rules.

Mark monitoring Lake Iroquois

The Vermont Lay Monitoring Program (LMP) trains and equips volunteers (or Lay Monitors) to conduct periodic lake water quality sampling from their boat using quality-assured methods.

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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.