UVM asking for anglers to help with studies

University of Vermont researchers are enlisting the help of Lake Champlain anglers this summer to complete two important studies.

Community leaders discuss water quality

There’s too much phosphorus in Lake Champlain, and it’s past time to do something about it.

Clean your boat! Stop invasive species

GRAND ISLE — After a long winter, many anglers and boaters look forward to starting their recreation season on Lake Champlain as early as possible. Unfortunately, aquatic invasive plants and animals, like curly leaf pond weed and zebra mussels, do not tak … (read more)

Lake research conference set for May 23-24

The conference will bring together lake and watershed stakeholders, including researchers, resource managers, and the public to learn about findings from recent research on Lake Champlain and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

Research grants available for Lake Champlain

The South Lake Champlain Fund supports projects focused on education and research concerning the cultural and ecological history and heritage of Southern Lake Champlain.

Vorstevelds settle issue with fine, remedial work

The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Tuesday announced that Vorsteveld Farm LLC agreed to pay a five-figure fine and perform corrective and remedial actions for unpermitted activities associated with its Large … (read more)

Panton neighbors take farm to court, alleging pollution

Panton lakefront residents allege in a civil lawsuit that changes made by one of the biggest dairy farms in Addison County over the past eight years have polluted their property and Lake Champlain.

No rides on Shoreham’s Fort Ti ferry yet

SHOREHAM — The Fort Ticonderoga Ferry, which provides 7-minute-long ferry rides across Lake Champlain from Shoreham, Vt., to Ticonderoga, N.Y., has not yet reopened this summer.Longtime ferry owners Michael and Alison Matot this past winter sold the ferry … (read more)

Letter to the editor: After 30 years, phosphorus still poluting the lake

How it started: The Vermont Agricultural Water Quality Partnership was formed following enactment of the Lake Champlain Special Designation Act of 1990, sponsored by Vermont Sens. Patrick Leahy and Jim Jeffords and New York Sens. Patrick Moynihan and Alph … (read more)

Proposals for lake service projects due Nov. 6

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY — The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in conjunction with NEIWPCC has announced a Request for Technical Pre-Proposals for services to further the goals and objectives of the Lake Champlain management plan Opportunities for Action. Th … (read more)

Watershed explorer program is looking for student volunteers

BURLINGTON — Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites students to become certified Watershed Explorers by completing a series of fun activities designed to teach them about watershed science and the Lake Champlain Basin. The Watershed Explorer Challenge, while ge … (read more)

Teens take an epic Lake Champlain adventure

On Monday, July 6, a group of nine intrepid teens along with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum trip leaders Mandy Smith and Ally Tanaka departed from South Bay, just north of Whitehall, N.Y., on an epic journey to paddle the length of Lake Champlain in sea k … (read more)

Vermont falls short in EPA plan for Lake Champlain cleanup

Vermont is likely to receive a failing grade from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not implementing the final step of its Lake Champlain cleanup plan by Sept. 4 — a deadline that Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Peter Walk … (read more)

Vermont authors expand Champlain kayak guide

What better way to safely enjoy summer than to get out on Lake Champlain? Two Vermont authors and Black Dome Press have just released an updated and expanded guide to paddling on the lake called “A Kayakers Guide to Lake Champlain.” Art Cohn, former long- … (read more)

Panton boat ramp would serve Champlain anglers

PANTON — The town of Panton is seeking between $3,000 and $4,000 in donations to complete a deep-water boat ramp in Arnold Bay, a project that has been years in the making.  Selectboard Chairman Howard Hall and Town Clerk Pam Correia said many donations a … (read more)


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