Vermont CAC

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, July 8th, 2024

2024 Action Plan

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Via Zoom
Draft Agenda 
Draft June 13th Summary
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Past Meeting Materials

June 13, 2024

Topic: Annual Retreat- Legislative Session Debrief, State of the Lake, Aquatic Invasive Species, Road Salt Reduction, 2025 Action Plan
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May 15, 2024 

Topics: Clean Water Initiative Program Update, LCBP Updates, Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network

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April 15, 2024

Topic: Public Access and Recreation  

March 11, 2024 

Topic: Climate Resilience, Flood Relief Programs, and Wetlands 

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February 12, 2024

Topic: Chloride

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January 8, 2024

Topics: 2024 Lake Champlain Action Plan, Membership & Recruitment 

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December 11, 2023

Topics: 2024 Lake Champlain Action Plan, Public Awareness Survey, Membership & Recruitment 

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November 13, 2023

Topics:  2024 Lake Champlain Action Plan Rollout, July 2023 Storm  Preliminary Analyses

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October 9, 2023

Topic:  2024 Lake Champlain Action Plan Work Session

September 11, 2023

Topic:  2024 Lake Champlain Action Plan Work Session

July 25, 2023

Topics: Flood Discussion, Aquatic Invasive Species Update, LCBP FY24 Research Priorities Discussion, CAC Collaboration, Membership & Governance, 2024 Lake Champlain Action Plan 

June 12, 2023

Topics: Legislative Session Debrief, Membership Discussion, Retreat Planning

May 8, 2023

Topic: Emerging Contaminants

Meeting Resources

April 10, 2023

Topics: Future of Agriculture Commission Action Plan, July Retreat Planning, Membership and Governance

Meeting Resources

March 13, 2023

Topics: Aquatic Invasive Species, 2023 Action Plan Legislative Presentation Debrief, Committee Membership and Governance

Meeting Resources

January 9, 2023

Topic: 2023 Action Plan

2022 Meeting Summaries & Resources

December 12, 2022 

Topics: Draft Disadvantaged Communities Definition, 2023 Action Plan

November 14, 2022 

Topics: CAC Coordination, 2023 Action Plan

Meeting Resources

October 10, 2022 

Topics: Climate change and the future of agriculture

Meeting Resources

July 26, 2022 

Topics: Follow-up on legislative and budget issues, Wastewater infrastructure and stormwater mitigation, Aquatic invasive species, CAC coordination

Meeting Resources

June 13, 2022 

Topic: USGS synoptic study of glyphosate entering Lake Champlain

Meeting Resources

May 9, 2022 

Topic: Round goby response, Meeting planning, Vermont Fish and Wildlife update

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April 11, 2022 

Topic: Round goby response, petition for corrective action or withdrawal of the NPDES program, Stream Wise Award Program

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March 14, 2022 

Topic: Champlain Canal Aquatic Invasive Species Barrier Feasibility and Round Goby Update, LCBP Opportunities for Action

Meeting Resources 

January 10, 2022 

Topic: Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Flood Study

Meeting Resources

2021 Meeting Summaries & Resources

December 13, 2021 

Topic: Vermont Climate Action Plan

Meeting Resources

November 8, 2021 

Topic: Soil health and climate change

Meeting Resources

October 18, 2021

Topic: Public Access and the Outdoor Recreation Economy 

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September 13, 2021

Topics: 2022 Action Plan, CAC Coordination Opportunities, Membership and Governance 

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July 21, 2021

Topics: Follow-up on Legislative and Budget Issues, VTANR/DEC Update, Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network Climate Action Initiatives, CAC Coordination Opportunities, 2022 Action Plan, Membership and Governance 

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June 14, 2021

Topics: Legislative Activities and State Budget Update, LCBP June Summit Follow-up, Membership and Governance Discussion

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May 10, 2021

Topics: International Joint Commission (IJC) Lake Champlain – Richelieu River Flood Study Update, Membership and Governance Discussion, Discussion of VTCAC Priorities for LCBP

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April 12, 2021

Topics: VTAAFM Update on the Payment for Ecosystem Services and Soil Health Working Group, VTCAC Legislative Presentations, Membership and Governance Discussion

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March 8, 2021

Topic: Vermont Agriculture and Food System Strategic Plan 2021-2030

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February 8, 2021

Topic: Lake Champlain Water Quality and Tributary Loading Trends and VTCAC Annual Legislative Action Plan Discussion Approved Meeting Summary → 

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January 11, 2021

Topic: Vermont’s pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer usage, trends, tracking and reporting efforts, and management and regulation recommendations

Speaker Resources:

2020 Meeting Summaries & Resources

December 14, 2020

Panel: “Views on the Future and Economic Sustainability of Dairy Farming in Vermont” Moderated by Alli Lewis, VT Agriculture Water Quality Partnership Coordinator

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November 9, 2020

Topics: VTDEC and VTAAFM six-month updates relating to water quality and agriculture and the new “Pay for Phosphorus” Program

October 19, 2020

Topic: How the CVNHP will focus on the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

September 14, 2020

Topics: LCBP six-month update and VTANR six-month update

March 16, 2020 – cancelled

January 13, 2020

2019 Meeting Summaries & Resources

December 9, 2019

November 18, 2019 – cancelled

October 21, 2019

September 9, 2019

July 22, 2019 

June 10, 2019 – cancelled

May 13, 2019 – cancelled

March 11, 2019

January 14, 2019

2018 Meeting Summaries & Resources
2017 Meeting Summaries & Resources

December 11, 2017

November 13, 2017

  • Approved Meeting Summary
  • Pharmaceuticals in the Lake Champlain Basin presentation by Dr. Christine Vatovec, UVM (PDF)
  • Pesticide Regulation in Vermont presentation by Cary Giguere, AAFM (PDF)
  • An Overview of Organic Contaminants in the Lake Champlain Basin by Nat Shambaugh, retired AAFM (PDF)

October 13, 2017

September 11, 2017

August 14, 2017



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