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 Champlain needs help, particularly in tackling sources of pollution such as phosphorus pollution and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. Phosphorus pollution is arguably the greatest threat to a clean Lake Champlain. Eroded soil and runoff from parking lots, roads, farm fields, barnyards, stream banks, logging roads, and wastewater discharges all contain phosphorus pollution. Aquatic invasive species are non-native species that can cause considerable ecological and environmental harm.
The grants will support pollution prevention, wildlife habitat conservation, aquatic invasive species spread prevention, education and outreach, organizational support, and local water trail development.
For more information about how to apply for support under this grant program, please contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program: http://www.lcbp.org/about-us/grants-rfps/available-grants/