Photos by Liz Bosco, Valerie Dillon, and Mel Lohrer


The Memphremagog Watershed Association was founded in 2007 as an organization dedicated to the preservation of the environment and natural beauty of the Memphremagog watershed and to ensure its protection for generations to come. We host educational events, organize projects to clean and renaturalize lakes and rivers, protect native plant life, and work with federal, state and local agencies to improve the quality of life in the watershed.

Now is the perfect time to renew your membership or join MWA!

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MWA has a new mailing address!

PO Box 513

Newport, VT 05855



Latest News and Upcoming Events

  • Thank you to everyone who came to our annual meeting on The Science and Monitoring of PFAS/PFOA! We are currently working to get the presentations from our speakers and make those available. But even if you couldn't make it, we are still accepting items for our PFAS/PFOA sculpture in partnership with the MAC Center! Help us raise awareness for how common these chemicals are in our daily lives. We are accepting items until July 5th. Please contact president@mwavt.org to arrange drop off. We will accept:
    • Teflon pans and utensils
    • Upholstery fabric or small upholstered furniture
    • Empty paint cans
    • Empty household cleaner containers or take out containers
    • Old rain jackets or water proof outerwear.


  • Our summer events calendar is filling up! For full event details, check out our events page  . Here is what is coming up!
    • Wetland Paddle at Eagle Point, June 29th, 9:00 am (June 30th, rain date)
    • Derby July 4th Parade
    • August/September- PFAS/PFOA sculpture unveiling
    • September River Clean Up- TBD


  • We have received a 6-month extension to submit our report to the International Joint Commission on water quality and harmful algal blooms in the Lake Memphremagog Watershed. Read the press release here. Since March of 2018, MWA has been working in partnership with Memphremagog Conservation Inc on a binational water quality reference on harmful algal blooms and nutrient loading in the Memphremagog Watershed. For more information, read the interim project report here (which includes information on work in the Lake Champlain Watershed) and for learn more about the project in general here. 



Eagle Point Wetland Paddle, 2017

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