Request for Proposals: 2020 LaRosa Analytical Support Grant
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Request for Proposals: 2020 LaRosa Analytical Support Grant

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) is seeking surface water monitoring project proposals for the 2020 field season. Up to $76,000 in laboratory analysis fees is available for volunteer-based water quality monitoring through the LaRosa Partnership Program and the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory. VTDEC recognizes that such fees are one of the most … Continue reading

ECO AmeriCorps members aid water quality across Franklin County
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ECO AmeriCorps members aid water quality across Franklin County

This August marked the fourth year that ECO AmeriCorps members have strengthened water quality efforts in Franklin County and throughout Vermont. Members, driven by passion for the environment and curiosity about career paths, bring increasingly impressive expertise from their recent college educations. Liza Lemieux, who graduated from the University of Vermont in 2018 with a … Continue reading

Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring
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Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring

The aquatic invasive species (AIS) management team has been busy all summer—and with good reason. The ever-present threat of AIS spread has kept the team hard at work, sampling, surveying, and monitoring lakes across the state. But what exactly is it that we are doing? Though there are many intriguing facets to our summer field … Continue reading

Sampling Vermont’s Wetlands for the National Wetlands Condition Assessment
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Sampling Vermont’s Wetlands for the National Wetlands Condition Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency’s National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a Federal-State partnership to assess the quality of the nation’s wetlands, and to expand the capacity of State programs to monitor these valued water resources.  It is part of a larger National Aquatic Resource Survey Initiative sponsored by EPA, in which Vermont participates annually.  These … 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