| Issue #11
THE LAKE SPEAKER SERIES STARTS MARCH 4th
On Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to join
us and these speakers for homemade desserts, tea, coffee and lively
conversations about Lake Champlain.
The LCBP office is
in the stone house at 54 West Shore Road in Grand Isle, Vermont-just a
short walk from the LCT ferry. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.
Thursday, March 4,
2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Lake Champlain's Fisheries, An Angler's Perspective
Mickey Maynard, President, Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited
11, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Aquatic Insects -
More Than Just Fish Food?
Dr. Declan McCabe, Associate Professor of Biology, Saint Michael's
18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Experiment in Conservation: Voices From the Adirondack Park
Jon Erickson, Associate Professor, UVM, Managing Director, Gund
Institute for Ecological Economics. Ross Whaley, former Chairman
Adirondack Park Agency, Emeritus President, SUNY College of Environmental
Science and Forestry
March 25 , 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
William H. Miner
and the Making of Heart's Delight Farm
Dr. Joseph Burke, former Chairman of Miner Institute and
former President of SUNY Plattsburgh, Sr. Fellow Rockefeller Institute of
For more info
contact the LCBP at 800-468-5227.
PROGRESS 2009 ANNUAL
The Lake Champlain Basin Program's Progress 2009 Annual
Report summarizes accomplishments throughout the 2009
fiscal year in the Program's technical, education and outreach, and
cultural heritage and recreation initiatives. The support of Senator
Patrick Leahy (VT) and our entire Congressional delegation for our funding
from the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service and
International Joint Commission (IJC) makes these programs possible.
Additional partnerships with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Great
Lakes Fisheries Commission support critical pollution remediation and
aquatic nuisance species spread prevention efforts.
for 2009 include:
$490,000 in grants to local nonprofits and communities for projects
that implement the Lake Champlain management plan. Since 1992, the
LCBP has awarded more than $3.60 million to 678 projects in New York
the water quality at fifteen Lake stations and eighteen major
tributaries to inform both Lake science and public health advisories
for blue-green algae.
a rapid response plan to contain and potentially eradicate new
invasive plants and animals as they are detected in or near the Lake
nearly 7,000 boaters about preventing the spread of invasive species
at popular launches through our "Lake Stewards" program.
30 nutrient management plans on Vermont farms in the most critically
impaired region of the watershed.
educators to teach lake science and stewardship to 800 students
through the "Watershed for Every Classroom" workshops.
preliminary plans for the Champlain Valley Heritage Partnership, of
which the LCBP has been named managing entity.
the 2009 voyage of the Lois
McClure, which brought cultural heritage appreciation
and stewardship messages to more than 25,000 people and providing
extensive support to the 2009 "Quadricentennial" events in
New York and Vermont communities.
Office in Grand Isle:
(802) 372-3213 or
(800) 468-5227 (toll-free in NY & VT)
Resource Room: The Resource Room at The Leahy
Center for Lake Champlain (top floor of ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science
Center) is open to the public seven days/week. Call (802)
864-1848 ext. 109 for more information.