Monthly Newsletter from Lake Champlain Sea Grant

Northern Star: A Floating Classroom
By Heather McKeown, Deckhand, Northern Star
September 29, 2021
Coventry Village School students boarded and learned about Lake Memphremagog. Deckhand Heather McKeown wrote this story about her experience on board the Northern Star of Newport, Vermont on the waters of Lake Memphremagog where she taught and learned with students and staff from Coventry… [read more]

Training Offered on Smart Salting Practices
By Kris Stepenuck, Extension Leader and Lisa Halvorsen, Extension
September 29, 2021
Smart salting practices can reduce salt use, save money, and protect waterways while maintaining safe paved surfaces. Lake Champlain Sea Grant and University of Vermont (UVM) Extension are offering a free training for private contractors, municipal employees, property managers, and others who… [read more]

Making Green Stormwater Infrastructure Greener
By Julianna White, Research Program Coordinator
September 27, 2021
Green stormwater infrastructure uses different combinations of soil media and vegetation to store and filter pollution from stormwater runoff. If designed properly, these systems can reduce phosphorus from stormwater that pollutes freshwater systems and can help solve the problem of… [read more]

A Farm That Does Things a Little Differently
By Cassie Wolfganger, Vermont Audubon Conservation Research Fellow with Lake Champlain Sea Grant
September 08, 2021
Audubon staff and a pollinator expert survey a farm that practices environmentally sustainable and wildlife-friendly agriculture. This article was written collaboratively by Cassie Wolfanger, Audubon Vermont’s Conservation Research Fellow with Lake Champlain Sea Grant … [read more]
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Upcoming Events
Adirondack-Champlain Regional Salt Summit
Thursday, October 14, 2021 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Lake George, NY and online
Winter Maintenance Training for Parking Lots and Sidewalks
Monday, October 25, 2021 – 8:00am to 1:00pm
Online via WebEx
Research Seminar Series: Quantifying the Social Benefits and Costs of Reducing Phosphorus Loading Under Climate Change
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UVM Aiken 311 and Online – Registration required
Research Seminar Series: Upwelling in Lake Champlain’s South Main Lake: Identifying Events and Assessing Impacts
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UVM Aiken 311 and Online – Registration required
Research Seminar Series: Cyanobacteria Bloom Impacts on Fish: Ecological and Human Health Considerations
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UVM Aiken 311 and Online – Registration required
2022 Lake Champlain Research Conference
Monday, January 10, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (All day)
Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
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