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Lakekeeper Blog

April 4, 2024
In early February, I was headed home with our children from school pick-up. Several feet of snow covered the ground, but an eerie spring-like fog surrounded us. The unseasonably warm...
Flood waters rage over the Winooski Dam in Vermont
July 26, 2023
Numerous beach closures in the summer of 2023 were a result of climate change and stormwater pollution.
A beach closure sign
February 28, 2023
Dock foam pollution harms wildlife and water quality – that's why we must take action to ban it in Vermont and regionwide.
Small and large pieces of dock foam pollution
February 10, 2023
A new graphic novel for kids explores how and why blue green algae break out on Vermont's Lake Champlain.
This is an illustration taken from the graphic novel
November 21, 2022
Vermont can do more to protect residents and communities from the devastating impacts of flooding.
Lake Champlain flooded businesses in 2011
September 1, 2022
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...
Julie Silverman, Lake Champlain Lakekeeper
August 17, 2022
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...
Lake Champlain Documentary
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...