A man once called Lake Champlain’s loudest advocate is being honored for his tireless devotion to Vermont’s most important body of water.
James Ehlers, executive director of Lake Champlain International, was presented with the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award for his unwavering efforts to protect and improve Lake Champlain. The award, named for famed osprey advocate Meeri Zetterstrom, comes with $2,500 to support LCI’s work.
MIDDLEBURY — State and local officials planning the upcoming replacement of Middlebury’s two downtown rail bridges will call a public meeting later this month to update residents on some key developments in the massive undertaking, including a new contract that will re-define the town’s specific responsibilities and role in the project.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Development Review Board last week unanimously agreed to allow the Turning Point Center of Addison County (TPC) to relocate to 54 Creek Road, where it will continue to offer its peer-to-peer support services to people battling substance abuse.
SALISBURY — Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on any given work day, residents and their guests at Lake Dunmore are likely to see a coordinated team of nine working toward a common goal: ridding the lake of Eurasian watermilfoil (commonly called milfoil), a feathery invasive weed that has been choking Dunmore and its neighbor, Fern Lake, for decades.
The crew has three boats, called suction harvesters, and they collect anywhere between 20 and 100 buckets of the unwanted plant per day.