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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.
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The Memphremagog Study Advisory Group (MSAG) has released their draft report entitled Study on nutrient loading and impacts on Lake Memphremagog for public review. The 30-day public comment period on the draft study begins Monday, November 25, 2019 and will continue until Tuesday, December 24, 2019.
On October 19, 2017, the 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 recommend ways to increase efforts to help reduce nutrient loading within the watersheds.
Coordinated by Memphremagog Conservation Inc (MCI) and the Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA), and guided by 12 people from the MSAG, this binational effort provides a snapshot of the current state of the Memphremagog watershed, presents a review of current management efforts, provides a science and policy analysis, and presents recommendations on ways to consolidate and improve current efforts geared to reduce concentrations of nutrients, and the proliferation of aquatic plants and cyanobacteria that they cause in Lake Memphremagog.
Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments on the draft study:
1) on the IJC website at this link, or
3) or by mail at one of these addresses: MCI, 51 Cabana St., Magog, Qc, J1X 2C4 MWA, PO Box 513, Newport, VT 05855
For additional information on the project, visit the study’s website.
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- Volunteer at a rain garden work day- email email@example.com
- Become a Cyanobacteria volunteer monitor
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- Join a committee! Email Membership at email@example.com
- Come to a Board meeting- see our events page
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