Rebekah Weber

Lake Champlain Lakekeeper CLF Vermont @loraxofthelake

Rebekah Weber is CLF’s Lake Champlain Lakekeeper. In this position, Rebekah advocates clean water and partners with community groups to address challenges throughout the watershed. Prior to CLF, Rebekah was a Fulbright-Clinton fellow in Nepal where she focused on food and water policy. Previously, she served as an AmeriCorps member collaborating with watershed groups in northern Vermont and worked for U.S. Senator Leahy on agricultural and environmental policy.

Rebekah holds a M.A. in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School and a M.S. in conservation biology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She lives in Burlington with her pup, Gracie.


Recent Posts

Vermont Legislature Makes Little Progress on Clean Water in 2018
Water was a hot topic of the 2018 Vermont legislative session, with many bills that touched on clean water challenges. We made some progress on critical issues related to stormwater pollution, but we’re still too far behind when it comes to the long-term funding we need to make true progress on cleaning up Lake Champlain…
Lake Champlain Report Card: State Gets a D+ for Its Clean-up Efforts
Vermont’s rivers and lakes are not healthy. Toxic cyanobacteria plague our waters year after year threatening the health of people, wildlife, and our economy. Too often throughout the summer, signs are posted at public beaches warning families to stay out of the water. This is an annoyance for the parents who heed the warnings, scary…
Vermont Legislators Debate Enforcement of Clean Water Laws
A summer of horrific blue-green algae outbreaks, particularly in Lake Carmi and along the shores of Lake Champlain, has many Vermont state legislators turning to the question of enforcement of our environmental laws. The fact is, we have protective laws on the books, but without enforcement, our water will remain polluted, threatening the health of…
The Threat of Plastic Pollution
Last week, I gave a presentation on the pollutants that plague Lake Champlain. On one slide I focused on the negative impacts of microbeads – miniature plastic balls so tiny that they slip through wastewater treatment systems and wind up in our lakes (and rivers, streams, and ocean). Once in the water, microbeads don’t biodegrade…
Vermont Legislative Recap: Wins for Clean Water, But Lost Opportunities, Too
CLF was at the Vermont State House most days this past legislative session, which lasted from January to May. Our primary goals were to secure clean water funding and fight against attempts to weaken our water protections. Here is a list of our wins and losses for this year. Win on Temporary Clean Water Funding,…

 

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