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    Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017  |  Posted in

    Volunteer Blue-Green Algae Monitoring

    When:
    June 5, 2017 – September 30, 2017 all-day
    2017-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
    2017-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Throughout the Lake Champlain Basin
    Contact:
    Lake Champlain Committee
    Volunteer Blue-Green Algae Monitoring @ Throughout the Lake Champlain Basin

    The Lake Champlain Committee seeks volunteer cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) monitors for summer 2017.

    Monitoring will begin the week of June 18 and run through at least Labor Day with as many monitors as possible continuing to collect data until the end of September. Both new and returning monitors need to receive annual training. Participants must have weekly access to the same shoreline location (either public or private) and be able to file online reports. The program provides critical data on where and when blooms are happening and is relied on by citizens as well as health, environmental and recreation agencies. It also provides data to help understand the triggers for blooms so we can reduce their frequency. Data from the monitoring program is regularly uploaded to the Lake Champlain cyanobacteria data tracker map hosted by the Vermont Department of health and accessible to anyone with internet access.

    Trainings begin June 6. Complete LCC’s cyanobacteria monitor interest form if you’re interested in monitoring during the 2017 season or want to attend a training session to learn more about the lake.

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