Annual Lake Seminar

 

Lake Seminar 2022

Vermont Lakes in a Changing Climate: From Issues to Actions

Click HERE for a link to the recording of the June 3, 2022 Lake Seminar, a joint FOVLAP/VTDEC Lakes and Ponds Program virtual event

View the Lake Seminar Agenda

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……………………………..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

Lake Seminar 2020

Canceled due to Coronavirus

The FOVLAP Events Committee, worked with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Lakes and Ponds Program staff to incorporate as much of the 2020 Lake Seminar program, “The Watershed Approach” as possible into FOVLAP’s 2020 Annual Meeting.

Annual Lake Seminar 2022

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT

Annual Lake Seminar 2021

June 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:25 pm EDT