The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting, including the presentation of the draft Opportunities for Action by Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) Executive Director Eric Howe, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 21st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.
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The LCBP and Peregrine Productions hosted the video workshop for watershed partners in June. The LCBP organized the workshop in response to interest by watershed organizations and other local partners who are producing video content during a time of increased online engagement resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In an introductory session, Vince Franke from Peregrine […]
Grand Isle, VT – Boaters returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their fishing lines. First identified in Lake Champlain in 2018, masses of fishhook waterfleas began to appear on the 20th of June this year, as observed by trained Lake Champlain boat launch stewards. […]
June 24, 2020 – Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program awarded $50,000 to the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York (CWICNY) in May to help retrofit seven conventional corn planters for use as no-till corn planters. The project seeks to reduce erosion and phosphorus runoff from agricultural lands which drain to […]
The LCBP and partners have compiled resources for best practices and protocols for conducting boat launch steward and monitoring programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance for volunteer monitoring and sampling programs (USA Volunteer Water Monitoring Network) http://volunteermonitoring.org/covid Guidance for Locating Cleaning Solutions and PPE (Lake Champlain Sea Grant) https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/sites/default/files/uploads/2020_Disinfectants_FINAL.pdf COVID-19 Workgroup Resources (NEIWPCC) https://neiwpcc.org/our-programs/workgroups/neiwpcc-workgroup-covid-19-resources/ […]
The cover article in the April issue of Molecular Ecology estimates the adaptive genetic potential of landlocked Atlantic salmon to respond to thiamine deficiency and shows how scientists are using adaptive management at White River National Fish Hatchery and Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatcheries to help with the restoration of salmon in Lake Champlain. […]
LCBP grants will support organizations struggling to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LCBP has created a list of opportunities to get involved, in-person and remotely!
LCBP’s summary of 2019 projects and activities is now available.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has developed a series of animations and videos that describe in simple terms the Lake Champlain phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and the work being done to achieve the goals of this pollution diet for the lake. The full collection of media is available at www.cleanwaterwork.com. The series […]
The LCBP has compiled a list of online resources for remote and distance learning.