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Lakekeeper Blog

April 8, 2022
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...
Lake Champlain Vermont algae outbreak
July 7, 2020
It will take a suite of strategies to rebound from the COVID-19 crisis, but one that should not be overlooked is the Lake Champlain clean-up effort. The federally mandated work...
May 14, 2020
Even as we mourn the lives lost to COVID-19 and absorb the heavy toll it has taken on our economy, we must recognize that the old “normal” left too many...
January 7, 2020
With the Vermont General Assembly reconvening, CLF is working with lawmakers to advance solutions that protect our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy on behalf of...
Legislators took up the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act in January, 2020
December 11, 2019
Some Vermont lawmakers seem hell-bent on eliminating the state's few wetlands that have survived three centuries of filling and draining. And if they have their way, our remaining wetlands could...
November 8, 2019
As Lake Champlain Lakekeeper, Zack Porter works on the ground with communities, at the state house with legislators, and hand in hand with partners to restore Vermont’s iconic waterbody to...
Zack Porter, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper
July 1, 2019
Summer after summer, Lake Champlain is plagued with toxic cyanobacteria blooms, also known as blue-green algae. These toxic algae outbreaks harm our way of life as well: the next generation of...
June 27, 2019
This legislative session was full of historic victories for the people of Vermont. Our legislature passed three of the strongest pollution protection laws in the country, setting the standard for...
Legislators took up the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act in January, 2020
May 1, 2019
Vermont is more than halfway through this legislative session, and there is still no clear path for funding. Our legislature has promised to fund clean water initiatives for years, yet...
Algae blooms on Lake Champlain
January 9, 2019
CLF is focused on cutting carbon and plastic pollution, protecting our children from lead poisoning, and securing funding to clean up Lake Champlain.
Lake Champlain, Vermont