Progress

Regional Water Quality Planning Efforts Completed

Under federal Clean Water Act Section 604b, the Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) was awarded $40,000 from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for water quality planning projects.  In addition to completing its own project, LCPC managed the distribution of funds to Vermont’s 10 other Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) to carry out water quality planning … Continue reading

Senator Leahy Announces New Round of Federal Grant Funding for Lake Champlain
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Senator Leahy Announces New Round of Federal Grant Funding for Lake Champlain

Great news for Clean Water!  Senator Patrick Leahy and the Lake Champlain Basin Program recently announced $650,000 in federal funding to support water quality and conservation needs in Lake Champlain Basin. Lake Champlain is a real beauty; one of Vermont’s natural gems. Vermonters love this Lake and the streams that flow into it. However, Lake … Continue reading

Register Now for the Stormwater Master Planning Webinar Series
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Register Now for the Stormwater Master Planning Webinar Series

There is growing concern about the negative environmental impacts associated with untreated and unmanaged stormwater runoff (precipitation that flows across the land surface instead of infiltrating into the ground). One of the ways to address stormwater runoff is through stormwater master planning. In May of 2013, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Watershed Management Division, through … Continue reading

Tiny Invasive Crustacean – Spiny Water Flea – Now Confirmed in Lake Champlain
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Tiny Invasive Crustacean – Spiny Water Flea – Now Confirmed in Lake Champlain

The aquatic invasive zooplankton, spiny water flea – a crustacean, not a flea as the name implies – has become Lake Champlain’s 50th aquatic invasive species. Details can be found in this August 28, 2014 Lake Champlain Basin Program press release: Spiny Water Flea Confirmed in Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response … Continue reading

Volunteers Rally to Remove New Find of Water Chestnut
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Volunteers Rally to Remove New Find of Water Chestnut

On August 26th, 11 volunteers assisted Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program staff in removing a new population of the aquatic invasive plant water chestnut (Trapa natans) from Lake Carmi in Franklin. Lake Carmi, approximately 1,400 acres in size, is the 26th Vermont lake/pond with a population of water chestnut. Water chestnut is a nonnative, annual, aquatic … Continue reading