links & partner organizations
Become Informed

Learn more about the State of Vermont’s evolving plan for lake cleanup and TMDL Implementation:

and the EPA plan for Lake Champlain

Become familiar with the Vermont Shoreland Protection Act

Blue Green Algae. Information for lake users, how it can be dangerous to humans and animals, why it is important to know when a bloom is occurring and what you should do.

Lake-friendly Living

Check out a homeowner’s guide to 15 simple strategies for for sustainable lakeshores and landscapes

Become "Blue Certified" with the Blue Program that helps residential properties become watershed friendly.

Lawn to Lake. Information on how to maintain a gorgeous green lawn without increasing the phosphorus burden on the watershed.

Planting a Rain Garden. Rain gardens are a Vermont specific planting technique developed for anyone else interested in protecting local rivers and lakes through gardening. This manual contains installation instructions, demonstrates how rain gardens are cost-effective stormwater management tools, and shows how they can be worked into a variety of landscapes. 
The Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District coordinated development of this manual (with help from UVM Extension and DEC staff members).  

Local Attractions/Information

Town of St. Albans Bay Park

Burton Island State Park
Kill Kare State Park
Woods Island State Park

Lake Champlain Bikeways. A public/private partnership, serving as the information clearinghouse on bicycling opportunities in the Champlain Valley. Source for Northwest Dairyland: Six Loops of the Lake Champlain Bikeways Network in Franklin County, VT

Lake Champlain Paddler's Trail. An annual guidebook to help canoists and kayakers safely explore the Paddlers’ Trail and stay up to date on current Trail locations & site guidelines. Produced by the Lake Champlain Committee (guide is included with $40 membership in LCC). 

Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Other Associations

Missisquoi River Basin Association
Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP)
Info on individual efforts for a clean, healthy lake
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)
Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Lake Champlain Committee (LCC)
Farmer's Watershed Alliance

Government Agencies

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR)

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