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New Stormwater Strategic Plan released for the Memphremagog Watershed

Press Release

 June 11th, 2018 – Since December of 2017, a group of local organizations, municipalities, and State agencies have been working together and recently completed a Stormwater Strategic Plan for the Memphremagog watershed. This group, known as the Stormwater Collaborative, was initiated at the Leahy Summit at the Echo Center in Burlington and funded through a grant from the High Meadows Fund...

Download the Memphremagog Watershed Stormwater Strategic Plan

Press Contact: Kendall Lambert | Administrative Director  802-487-0160  Klambert@mwavt.org

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Invasive Species Watch! May 21, 2018

Did you know that in 2015 Starry Stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) was discovered here in Scotts Cove on Lake Memphremagog? This is a non-native invasive species of large algae, and it's new to the state of Vermont. Since being discovered in the cove, it has spread to the broad lake, South Bay, and even to Derby Pond.

Starry stonewort takes over. It crowds out native plants, and it will change fish habitat forever. Over the next couple of months, we will take photos to show the effects of starry stonewort in the cove over the summer. Right now, as you can see, the water is pretty clear.  Click here for more information on starry stonewort.

We know that the cove is a popular fishing site. So what can you do?  Everyone using the cove must help prevent the spreading of invasive aquatic species through cleaning your gear, boats, and trailers. For more information please visit: VTDEC  Spread Prevention

 

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Photo Credit: Mel Lohrer

The International Joint Commission is examining opportunities to address           nutrient enrichment and improve the quality of water in Lake Memphremagog- Press Release 

May 11, 2018 - On October 19, 2017, the International Joint Commission (IJC) was asked by the Canadian and American governments to examine the various problems linked to nutrient loading in Lake Memphremagog and Missisquoi bay on Lake Champlain and to come up with recommendations on ways to increase our efforts to reduce the nutrient loading coming from the watershed...

Press Contact: Kendall Lambert | Administrative Director  802-487-0160  Klambert@mwavt.org

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Photo credit: Studio R.C.