FOVLAP Special Events

The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds is happy to announce our 2023 Winter Seminar (via Zoom): Emerging Aquatic Invasive Species in Vermont Inland Lakes which will take place on January 19th, 2023 from 10 AM – 12 PM.

The prevention and control of aquatic invasive species is a growing challenge for Vermont inland lakes. In neighboring regions, new invasive threats are moving towards Vermont. This seminar will discuss three emerging threats, providing detailed descriptions, the geography of current infestations, the impacts to lake ecosystems, and available control techniques. Experts will discuss hydrilla, the round goby, and spiny and fishhook waterfleas.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Brief overview of existing infestations – Kim Jensen, VT DEC
  • Hydrilla – Mike Greer, USACE
  • Round Goby – Ellen Marsden, UVM
  • Spiny and Fishhook Waterflea – Jason Stockwell, UVM

Registration is required. Click the link below to RSVP. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the morning of the event.

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Spiny Water Flea

Round Goby


Cluster of spiny water fleas on a fishing line Diver Denise Blanchette of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection emerges from a dense hydrilla infestation as the “hydrilla monster.”

Please join us!

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