Increasing Salinity in Vermont’s Lakes: Prevention is Key to Protection
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Increasing Salinity in Vermont’s Lakes: Prevention is Key to Protection

A new study on increasing salinity levels in freshwater lakes around North America has been in the news recently. The study used data from 371 lakes, including Lake Champlain and several others in Vermont. Researchers found that chloride, the major contributor to salinity in freshwater, has been increasing in many lakes around North America during the … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture Series Continues: Reducing Phosphorus Pollution from Rivers
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Brown Bag Lecture Series Continues: Reducing Phosphorus Pollution from Rivers

Speaker: Staci Pomeroy, DEC Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00 AM – Noon National Life Main Building – Winooski Room, M240 In Vermont, river instability contributes the second largest phosphorus load, just over 20%, to Lake Champlain. Learn how projects to protect and restore river corridors in the Lake Champlain Basin are helping to reduce this … Continue reading

Municipal Roads General Permit Framework Presentation in South Windsor County
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Municipal Roads General Permit Framework Presentation in South Windsor County

On March 21, 2017 the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) hosted an informational meeting on the draft Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP) framework at the Springfield, VT town hall.  Jim Ryan of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Department of Environmental Conservation presented the draft framework and facilitated a Q&A session with the … Continue reading

Join Us: Clean Water Roadmap Webinar
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Join Us: Clean Water Roadmap Webinar

Imagine a web-based mapping tool that geographically shows and quantifies phosphorus sources by land use sector across the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont. Sound too good to be true? It’s not—meet the Clean Water Roadmap, developed with support from Keurig Green Mountain and The Nature Conservancy. Roadmap creators and environmental consultants, LimnoTech, are offering an … Continue reading