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

2014 Algae Monitoring Report Available for Lake Champlain and Selected Vermont Lakes
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2014 Algae Monitoring Report Available for Lake Champlain and Selected Vermont Lakes

The Final report for the 2014 Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program on Lakes Champlain, Carmi, Elmore, Iroquois and Memphremagog is now available for download from the Watershed Management Division – http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/lakes/docs/lp_Cyanobacteria2014.pdf.  This program has been active for more than 10 years on Lake Champlain and since 2012 on a limited number of inland lakes.  It is designed … Continue reading

Partnering with Watersheds United Vermont for Improved Water Quality Monitoring
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Partnering with Watersheds United Vermont for Improved Water Quality Monitoring

The Watershed Management Division (WSMD) was pleased to be invited to Watersheds United Vermont’s biannual meeting in early April to discuss opportunities to strengthen and promote citizen involvement in surface water testing, including the La Rosa Partnership Program and others. Mary Russ from the White River Partnership facilitated a broad ranging discussion, the content of … 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