News Release — Lake Champlain Basin Program November 1, 2016 Contact: Eric Howe, LCBP Director (802) 372-3213 or (800) 468-5227 Up to $350,000 available Lake Champlain Basin Program Seeks Innovative Phosphorus Reduction Projects from Agricultural Sources in St. Albans, Vermont Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking innovative proposals to […]
St. Albans Bay
Alternative Solutions Sought to Reduce Phosphorus Levels in St. Albans Bay from Agricultural Sources
A new study published by a team of Canadian scientists warns that exposure to blue-green algae can lead to gastrointestinal illness and other symptoms.
The most significant bloom is in St. Albans, which was labeled as a high alert site by the state Department of Health. This includes two locations in the bay, the St. Albans boat launch and Bay Park. The other two locations are in Swanton and Malletts Bay in Colchester.
Gould Susslin, 85, has seen algae-prevention efforts come and go on St. Albans Bay but from his perspective, it hasn’t been good enough.
Lake-area residents are growing frustrated with the state’s failure to take substantive steps to thwart the phosphoros-induced blooms of toxic blue-green algae that will likely return this summer.