Clean Water
Matters!

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

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    Clean Water Commitment: Wetland Protection

    March 16, 2020 – 

    This video is one of an eleven-part series that explores how people working on the landscape in a variety ways are helping to achieve the goals of the Lake Champlain phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The TMDL is a pollution budget that establishes limits for the amount of phosphorus the lake can receive and […]

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    Introduction to Managing Runoff on Your Property

    January 7, 2020 – 

    See an introduction to the Stormwater Management for Property Owners series.

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    The Big Picture

    January 7, 2020 – 

    Learn how stormwater forms, the influence of stormwater on water quality, and the cumulative impact across a watershed.

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    The Individual Impact

    January 7, 2020 – 

    Learn to identify impervious surfaces and use a mapping exercise to estimate the percentage of impervious surface on your property.

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    Influence of Property Features

    January 7, 2020 – 

    Learn to identify stormwater sources and features that influence where stormwater flows and collects on your property.

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    Evaluating Soil Suitability

    January 7, 2020 – 

    Learn methods for determining soil conditions and how soil influences stormwater and infiltration, and discover online resources.

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    Manure Injector with/without Dragline

    October 29, 2019 – 

    See how precision agriculture technology, such as drag-lines and manure injector systems, are being used on Vermont farms to manage for compaction, efficiency, soil health, and water quality. This video was produced by the Farmer’s Watershed Alliance in partnership with member farmers in Franklin County, Vermont. Learn more about FWA

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    Soil Tests & Field-Specific Fertilizer Rates

    October 29, 2019 – 

    See how precision agriculture technology, such as the Vector 300 and AgLeader display unit, are being used in Vermont in tandem with results from soil tests to manage nutrient needs on a field-specific level when making fertilizer rate application decisions. This video was produced by the Farmer’s Watershed Alliance in partnership with member farmers in […]

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    Precision Planting: Great Plains Corn Planter

    October 29, 2019 – 

    See how precision agriculture technologies, such as GPS and auto-steer, are being used on Vermont farms with equipment like the Great Plains Corn Planter, to implement conservation farming practices which improve efficiency, soil health, and water quality, while helping farmers follow their nutrient management plans (NMPs). This video was produced by the Farmer’s Watershed Alliance […]

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    Precision Planting: Cover Crops

    October 29, 2019 – 

    See how precision agriculture technologies (such as GPS and precision mapping) are being used on Vermont farms with conservation farming equipment (such as the Valmar 6056 Air Seeder and Phillips Harrow 4505) to implement farming practices like reduced tillage & cover cropping which can improve efficiency, yields, soil health, and water quality on farms. This […]

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