Cleaning up Carmi: Land and Water
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Cleaning up Carmi: Land and Water

At a meeting of the Lake Carmi Implementation Team in Franklin on Thursday, April 19th, farmers from across the Lake Carmi watershed gathered with members of the Franklin Watershed Committee, Lake Carmi Campers’ Association, and Franklin Select Board to review the health of the lake and progress toward meeting goals of the lake’s phosphorus budget … Continue reading

Taking a Team Approach to Restoring Lake Carmi
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Taking a Team Approach to Restoring Lake Carmi

As ice melts across Vermont’s lakes and Red-winged Blackbirds return to our marshes, a group of partners interested in the health of Franklin’s Lake Carmi prepares to move into high gear. On March 17th, representatives from local and state organizations met together in a Franklin community room to plan activities focused on restoring and protecting … Continue reading

Vermont’s Youth Conservationists hard at work to restore Lake Carmi shoreline areas
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Vermont’s Youth Conservationists hard at work to restore Lake Carmi shoreline areas

Last week, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ (VYCC) Community Crew 17 descended upon Lake Carmi to conduct shoreline restoration in partnership with the Franklin Watershed Committee (FWC).  Between Monday and Friday, seven 16 to 21 year olds, under the direction of VYCC crew leader Andy Fusco and FWC Director Alisha Sawyer, worked on several different shoreline … Continue reading

A Plan for Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands of the Missisquoi Bay Watershed
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A Plan for Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands of the Missisquoi Bay Watershed

The lakes, rivers and wetlands in the Missisquoi Bay watershed provide recreational opportunities, drinking water and support for wildlife habitat and plant communities.  Water resource protection and remediation is necessary to ensure the community’s continued enjoyment of these uses. Karen Bates, Watershed Management Division basin planner, and partners in the watershed have assessed water resources, … Continue reading

Public meetings and comment period scheduled for the Missisquoi and Lamoille Tactical Basin Plans
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Public meetings and comment period scheduled for the Missisquoi and Lamoille Tactical Basin Plans

The Watershed Management Division has nearly completed drafts of the tactical basin plans for the Missisquoi Bay (Basin 6) and Lamoille (Basin 7) watersheds, and will shortly invite the community to provide comments. The plans provide specific actions for effectively directing available resources towards water quality protection and remediation. The plans will include the most … Continue reading

Aquatic Invasive Species-Interested Volunteers Consider Early Detection Commitment
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Aquatic Invasive Species-Interested Volunteers Consider Early Detection Commitment

Volunteers from Echo Lake, Lake Memphremagog, Lake Carmi, Waterbury Reservoir, Lake Champlain, Lake Willoughby and Seymour Lake gathered last Friday afternoon to learn about aquatic invasive species at a Volunteer Invasive Patroller, or VIP, workshop offered by the Watershed Management Division’s Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program. VIP workshops provide an opportunity to learn … Continue reading