Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program to Host Presentation on Old Growth Forests for Love the Lake Series 

Grand Isle, VT –The Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program will host botanist and environmental consultant Daniel Spada on Thursday, February 29th for the Love the Lake speaker series. Daniel will explore the link between old growth forests and clean water in his presentation, Is Adirondack Old Growth Forest Important for Lake Champlain Health? Most of the Lake Champlain watershed area in New York State is within the Adirondack Park, where forests are protected from harvesting by the State Constitution, an important factor in sustaining old growth forests. Please join us to learn why intact forests are essential for clean water, and how different forest management practices may impact Lake Champlain’s water quality.   

This FREE public program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Champlain Basin Program Office, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont, located just north of the Grand Isle ferry entrance. Homemade desserts will be served. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program at (802) 372-3213 or email Madeline Reilly at

Those that wish to join virtually can join with this Zoom link (pre-registration through the link is required for Zoom only):


The Lake Champlain Basin Program coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. The program works in partnership with federal agencies, state and provincial agencies from New York, Vermont, and Québec, local communities, businesses, and citizen groups. NEIWPCC—a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality—serves as the primary program administrator of LCBP at the request of the Lake Champlain Steering Committee and administers the program’s personnel, finances, and contracts. NEIWPCC is a program partner of LCBP. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT at (802) 372-3213 / (800) 468-5227 or visit 

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