Lake Champlain

Educational boat trips teach public about Lake Champlain

News Release — University of Vermont June 20, 2017 Media Contact: Kris Stepenuck (802) 656-8504 E-mail: [email protected] EDUCATIONAL BOAT TRIPS TEACH PUBLIC ABOUT LAKE CHAMPLAIN Burlington–University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain will host three Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises in July and August. […]

N.A. Manosh Corporation Commits Financial Resources to Lake Champlain Cleanup

News Release — N.A. Manosh Corporation June 19, 2017 Contact: Ken Millman 802.238.1522 Manosh to donate 1% of water well drilling revenue to Lake Champlain International Morrisville, VT—June 19, 2017: To demonstrate appreciation of clean water, healthy communities, and Vermont, the N.A. Manosh Corporation is donating 1% of water well drilling revenue to Lake […]

Contributors continue Burlington bike path rehabilitation

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger May 31, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Nina Safavi 802.865.7248 Mayor Weinberger, Burlington Parks Foundation, UVM Medical Center, and Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Celebrate Completion of Phase 1 of the Bike Path Rehabilitation Unveil Beginning of UVM Medical Center Fitness Trail; Boulder Commemorating Parks Foundation Donations, and Honor Parks […]

Legislative Wrap 2017: Environment and energy

Pollution in Lake Champlain, PFOA contamination in drinking water in the Bennington area and the future of Act 250 were some of the issues before legislators this session.

Jessica Casey: Restoring St. Albans Bay

I’ve grown up watching the decay of the St. Albans Bay.

Trump takes aim at rural areas and poor with budget plan

The plan would cut many programs on which Vermonters rely, including Medicaid and LIHEAP. Trump said the latter sees “sizeable fraud and abuse” and is no longer necessary.

Farm pollution documents to stay public, at least for now

Instead of exempting the nutrient management plans from Vermont’s public records law, legislators called for a study group.

Agriculture Agency wants farm pollution documents to be secret

Environmentalists argue that Vermonters ought to be able to see how their money is being used to benefit Lake Champlain.

Lawmakers look to aid rural industries and economies

A new state entity would help secure funding, particularly for businesses that deal in milk, the outdoor industry, forestry, local foods, phosphorus removal technology and composting.

House extends water cleanup funding, diverts $1M a year to housing

The bill extends a fee that funds Lake Champlain cleanup in perpetuity.

Deal would redirect tax revenue from lake cleanup to housing

The agreement between the governor and legislative leaders comes after prolonged talks on how to pay for a $35 million housing bond. An environmental group blasted the deal as “shameful.”

LCBP and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Invite Letters of Request for Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin

News Immediate — Lake Champlain Basin Program April 6, 2017 Contact: Meg Modley, LCBP Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator, (802) 372-3213 or (800) 468-5227 Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is soliciting Letters of Request for watershed restoration projects. The Lake […]

U.S. Senate budget deal ditches Trump plan, spares Vermont programs in 2017

Trump wanted to take an axe to important government services in Vermont, from Lake Champlain cleanup to agricultural assistance.

Alarms raised about herbicide runoff as planting season nears

Atrazine has been found in streams at many times the levels that kill aquatic plants, a study says. The Agency of Agriculture calls the risk overblown and says farmers use atrazine properly.