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 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,…
We Need to Fully Fund Clean Water in Vermont Now
Money has been a big part of the clean water conversation at the Vermont State House this year. In January, State Treasurer Beth Pearce put a price tag of $62 million per year for the next 20 years on the efforts needed to reach our clean water goals. A week later, Governor Phil Scott announced that…
Vermont Takes Action to Rein in Stormwater Pollution
Vermont’s House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife is considering a bill to improve how the state manages its rainfall. Pollution from stormwater runoff is one of the gravest threats to clean water in New England. When rain falls on pavement rather than soil, two things happen: first, it gains speed as it runs…

 

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