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Complying with the permit would not be too complicated in some sites, he said, such as those with adjacent land that could be used for a stormwater retention system. Commentary policy publishes 12 to 18 commentaries a week from a broad range of community sources. The state gives millions of dollars to organizations around the state to help fight phosphorus runoff, with funds going towards agriculture, roads, stormwater and waste water. We reserve the right to reject opinions for matters of taste and accuracy. Report a bloom to the Health Department by filling out this form. Effort underway to fix Vermont's roughest roads, Class 4 road improvements tied to water quality mandates, Researchers gather Vermont water quality baseline data, How clean water funding is helping Vermont farms. All rights reserved. But when it comes time for action, it comes time for demonstrative proof, he’s not there.”, More from VPR: EPA Report Cites Progress On Lake Champlain Cleanup, But Activist Remains Skeptical. With water levels low on Lake Champlain, boaters urged to use caution. Phil Scott and his administration to do more to protect water quality. Read about ways to get in touch here. Everything There Is To Know About Lake Champlain's Water Monster, "Champ" ... By Katie Machado Jul 14, 2020. “In, short, without an issued three-acre permit, the state cannot meet its 2016 [phosphorus reduction] obligations.”. Learn more about cyanobacteria, For information on other monitoring locations and reports from earlier this season, check the Cyanobacteria Tracker Map. This plan outlines issues within the watershed and identifies actions and programs to be implemented. The LCPB works in partnership with government agencies from New York, Vermont, and Quebec, private organizations, local communities and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. Here are resources to help you and your family stay safe and healthy while doing the things you love to do. We cover state elections, the Vermont Legislature, the governor’s office, state agencies and major political parties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Vermont's failure to develop a key pollution permit program threatens the health of Lake Champlain. Be aware of changing conditions and keep out of the water if you think cyanobacteria might be present. Vermont environmental officials say the state's investment in improving Lake Champlain water quality is paying off. Elizabeth Hewitt covers the criminal justice system for VTDigger. Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to assisting citizens, landowners, farmers, businesses and government to reduce water pollution from runoff. Funding sources from local, state and federal sources are secured by our staff and boots on the ground projects are implemented. VTDigger regularly publishes stories about Vermont politics. Find information, resources and guidance for town and municipal health officers, managers, clerks, and planners. The Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board works with communities and organizations to develop plans and programs to ensure the long-term health of the region’s waterbodies. That comes out to about 37,000 pounds of phosphorus not in the lake. We've closed our comments. Thanks for reporting an error with the story, Vermont Conversation: Nicholas Christakis, “There’s so much tradition here” : Giving thanks for the…, Biden signals that Sanders should stay in the Senate. But other water quality advocates, like James Ehlers with Lake Champlain International, say it's still not enough. Vermont Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore says she is proud of the work the state is doing when it comes water quality. Box 765 1 Lower Amherst Street Lake George, NY 12845Phone: (518) 668-5773 Fax: (518) 668-5774, Web Site Design & Hosting by Nolee-O Web Design, Lake Champlain - Lake George Regional Planning Board. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer monitor next year on Lake Champlain or in the Lake Champlain Basin, reach out to the Lake Champlain Committee at Share Share Tweet Email Comment. Rules & Public Comment The three Conservation Districts have been conducting targeted outreach, coordinating monitoring programs to support science-based water quality investments, organizing local workgroups, and developing priority water quality projects among other services.