Lake Seminar 2021

Phosphorus PollutionA High Stakes Watershed Issue

A Virtual Event, June 4, 2021

FOVLAP is delighted to offer our annual Lake Seminar on June 4th 2021 albeit, virtually. The 2021 seminar, “Phosphorus Pollution–A High Stakes Watershed Issue” will be informative, but in shorter segments–to alleviate screen fatigue as much as possible! Before each break there will be a Water Trivia game and the winners will receive a “door prize.”

Since monitoring began in the 1970s, increasing phosphorus trends have been observed on many of Vermont’s lakes, including on lakes that are considered high quality waters. Elevated concentrations of phosphorus in a lake or pond can lead to decreases in water clarity, abundant aquatic plant growth, and even cyanobacteria blooms. Elevated phosphorus levels can impact recreational opportunities, property values, and the natural ecosystem. During the first half of this seminar, participants will learn about the sources of phosphorus pollution and the risks of inaction.

After lunch, the growing threat of large wakes produced by powerboats and the implications to Vermont’s lakes and ponds will be discussed. During the second half of the seminar, participants will learn what is being done to prevent phosphorus pollution to protect lakes and ponds. Participants will leave the seminar with ideas they can take to their local lake association or their own property to help mitigate phosphorus pollution.

Seminar starts at……………………………..9:00 AM
“Presentations”……………………………….9:15-11:30 AM
Lunch Break…………………………………..11:30 AM-12:30 PM
“Presentations”……………………………….12:30-2:15 PM
Adjourn…………………………………………2:25 PM

Full agenda, click HERE.

Registration, click  HERE

 

 

2020 Seminar was Cancelled due to Coronavirus

The FOVLAP Events Committee, worked with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to incorporate as much of the 2020 Seminar program ( “The Watershed Approach”) into the Annual Meeting as possible.