Monthly Newsletter from Lake Champlain Sea Grant

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Enjoy our monthly newsletter providing updates on research, outreach and education from Lake Champlain Sea Grant.

Research to Increase Environmental Literacy in the Lake Champlain Basin

By Jillian Kara and Kimberly Coleman
October 03, 2022
Research finds that when people spend time outside in natural areas, they create a deeper connection to the environment. Children who spend more time outdoors have higher positive environmental behaviors, which lead to increased environmental awareness and environmental literacy. Environmental… [read more]

Climate Change Can Increase Phosphorus Loss From Tile Drains in Farm Fields

By Shari Halik, Communications
September 30, 2022
What is tile drainage and why do farmers use it? Tile drains are perforated pipes buried three to four feet deep to drain water from cultivated land to a main ditch. In the past, farmers used clay tile for drains, but today they use plastic pipes buried in rows about 25 feet apart. Tile drainage… [read more]

Science Fellow Joins Adirondack Watershed Institute and Lake Champlain Sea Grant

By Shari Halik, Communications Professional
September 29, 2022
Stephanie Tyski has joined the staff of the Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) at Paul Smith’s College. Her position as Watershed Science Communication Fellow is made possible through a partnership with Lake Champlain Sea Grant. Earlier this year, Lake Champlain Sea Grant awarded the AWI a two-… [read more]

Removing the Pelletier Dam in Castleton, Vermont

By Lake Champlain Sea Grant Staff
September 28, 2022
Dam removal is an important way to restore natural flows, habitat, and surrounding vegetation to rivers. Many dams in Vermont are long-standing, with a history of being used for industrial work or creation of recreational spaces such as fishing ponds or swimming holes. Projects, like the… [read more]

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: How to Avoid Damage from Flooding

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online – Registration required

Friendly Conversation about our Climate

Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Plattsburgh Farmer’s Market

Research Webinar: Cyanobacteria Bloom Impacts on Fish: Ecological and Human Health Considerations

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online – Registration required

Natural Shorelands Erosion Control Certification

Friday, November 4, 2022 – 8:30am to 3:30pm

Online – Registration required

Research Webinar: Winter Mercury Patterns in Lake Champlain and Future Environmental Health Risks

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online – Registration required

Research Webinar: Exploring the Response of Legacy Phosphorus and Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Carmi to Whole-Lake Aeration

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Online – Registration required

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