Celebrate: World Wetland Day
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Celebrate: World Wetland Day

Inland wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps. Coastal wetlands include saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and even coral reefs. Fish ponds, rice paddies, and salt pans are human-made wetlands. Celebrate wetlands for what they provide for us around the world and in Vermont. Clean Water: Less than 3% of the world’s … Continue reading

New Fact Sheets Summarize Actions in Lake Champlain TMDL Phase 1 Plan
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New Fact Sheets Summarize Actions in Lake Champlain TMDL Phase 1 Plan

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation released new fact sheets that summarize the management strategies to reduce phosphorus load into Lake Champlain and presented in the document entitled, “Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase 1 Implementation Plan” (released on May 29, 2014). There are a total of 6 factsheets.  Each factsheet outlines actions specific to … Continue reading

Keeping sediment erosion from local roads out of Sunset Lake, Benson, VT
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Keeping sediment erosion from local roads out of Sunset Lake, Benson, VT

Several lake protection and restoration efforts are underway this summer with assistance from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), with funding from the Ecosystem Restoration Program. One of these projects addresses back road runoff into Sunset Lake in the Town of Benson in Rutland County. Prized for its excellent water clarity, swimming, and trout fishing, … Continue reading