Memphremagog Watershed Association receives grant from the Vermont Community Foundation for Youth Discovery Program 

December 18th, 2018 – The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) recently received a $4,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation's Northeast Kingdom Fund. The grant will help further MWA’s mission of protecting and preserving the environment and natural beauty of the watershed by providing hands-on education for area elementary school classes.

“We are so pleased to have received this grant from the Vermont Community Foundation,” says Kendall Lambert, Administrative Director of MWA...

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2018 YDP Macroinvertebrate Lab

Photo Credit: Valerie Dillion

Invasive Species Watch June 2018!

This June we took another picture of Scott's Cove on Lake Memphremagog. This cove has the primary infestation of the invasive species Starry Stonewort on the lake. In the first picture we took in May, there wasn't much vegetation visible at all. Now in June, we can start to see aquatic plants coming to the surface.

Click here for more information on starry stonewort.

We are going to continue to take photo of Scott's Cove to watch the progression of Starry Stonewort in the popular fishing area. But in the meantime, if you are using the cove or anytime you move from lake to lake, please CLEAN, DRAIN, & DRY your equipment, trailers, and boats! For more information please visit: VTDEC  Spread Prevention

Did you also know, that all around the cove is phragmities, or common reed? This is also an invasive species and it is taking over the edges of Scott's Cove. This reed crowds out native cattails.



Photo Credit: Mel Lohrer

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

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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

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Photo credit: Studio R.C.