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 to Neil Genson.The cable-drawn ferry, which accommodates 18 vehicles per trip, normally begins running in April or May, but its start was delayed this year. A report by WCAX last month said that the new owner was being trained, and the ferry would be retur … (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)

Panton seeks donations for Lake Champlain boat ramp

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 ar … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Dredging is good for lake

One month prior to the opening of the 2020 Vermont Legislative Session, the party in power presented to both representatives and the general public alike a few of the flagship issues soon to be taken up. This legislative briefing focused on a clean water … (read more)

Grants available for Lake Champlain research

ADDISON COUNTY — Grants are now available to support projects through the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.  The South Lake Champlain Fund supports projects focused on education and research concerning the cultural and ecologi … (read more)

Video: Loon rescue!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpZMyiNUQHw On Thanksgiving night, Vermont game warden Eugene Stearns responded to a call in Lincoln, where a loon was stranded in a field. The next morning game warden Dale Whitlock released the distinctive water foul into … (read more)

International panel recommends crop shift to limit lake pollution

VERMONT — An international water panel has released initial recommendations for reducing phosphorus pollution in northern Lake Champlain, ranging from switching crops to setting up a phosphorus import-export budget.  The report, which is out for public co … (read more)

Wedding: Annie & Otto

Annie and Otto share a passion for traveling and find any window to explore the world that they can. In November 2018, they were in Colombia for a hiking trip in one of the country’s national parks. The pair had been together for several years and had ope … (read more)

Local high school rowers compete on the lake

BURLINGTON — Middle- and high-school rowers from Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school club teams participated in a major competition in Burlington harbor this past Saturday that drew three teams from Maine as well from four schools in Chittenden … (read more)

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