Numerous beach closures in the summer of 2023 were a result of climate change and stormwater pollution.
“In order to achieve the monumental phosphorus reductions we need to clean up the lake, we need a functioning system to regulate those farms,” said Elena Mihaly, director of the Conservation Law Foundation in Vermont. “We have a lot of concern that the structure right now is not set up for success.”
Dock foam pollution harms wildlife and water quality – that’s why we must take action to ban it in Vermont and regionwide.
“Our Scrumptious Lake Phytotastic” is a Graphic Novel Focusing on Lake Champlain’s Blue-Green Algae Woes
A new graphic novel for kids explores how and why blue green algae break out on Vermont’s Lake Champlain.
Clean water is a fundamental human right, and we at CLF are dedicated to defending it.
Vermont can do more to protect residents and communities from the devastating impacts of flooding.
As CLF’s Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Julie Silverman is helping to weave together a complex fabric of people and places working to protect and restore Lake Champlain and the network of rivers and streams that flow into it. What drew you to Lake Champlain? I grew up close to the lake, spending summers swimming, sailing, waterskiing,… Continue reading 5 Questions with Julie Silverman, CLF’s Lake Champlain Lakekeeper
The documentary “No Other Lake,” is now screening at various locations across Vermont and New York. We talked with filmmaker Jordan Rowell about what motivated him to embark on this journey and how it changed his view of his hometown lake.
Over the last several years, Vermont’s farmers have made tremendous progress in cutting dangerous phosphorus pollution from their properties. But a longstanding turf war between two state agencies is putting that progress at risk.
“As Vermont works towards a rebound of tourism, clean water is a vital part of a healthy economy,” said Zack Porter, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper at CLF. “Future generations of Vermonters are counting on us to get this work done now, and officials have dragged their feet long enough. It’s time to get to work making sure this critical rule is properly implemented.”