The toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie was the most severe this century. That news was delivered by the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who make it their business to know about water quality on Lake Erie. And these all-too-regular record setting blooms illustrate what happens when you add the impacts of climate change to existing water quality problems.
The Champlain Valley is one of the most historically rich regions of the country. Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga, Fort William Henry, Crown Point, Plattsburgh, Bennington and Valcour Island all lie along the ancient warpath that is the Champlain Corridor. In this lively and informative new travel guide to historic places and events, the author leads you to each venue, describing the events and their long-lasting impact. Adventure awaits you with Guns over the Champlain Valley.
About 50 farmers, clean water advocates and lakefront property owners turned out for a public hearing on possibly additional rules for reducing phosphorus pollution from farms in the Missisquoi Bay Basin
Since early colonial times, Lake Champlain, the Great Lakes and the Upper St. Lawrence have been smugglers’ highways. They have borne silent witness to trafficking of almost every commodity governments could tax or ban. Smugglers kept commerce alive in Canada in the early nineteenth century, contributed to the British-Canadian victory in the War of 1812, and carried escaped slaves to freedom in Canada in the decades before the American Civil War. They also corrupted government officals, terrorized honest citizens and committed acts of ruthless violence.
Farmers, environmentalists sound off on Missisquoi Bay settlement
Dozens of farmers, environmentalists and Lake Champlain advocates spoke out Thursday at a hearing called by state Agriculture Secretary Chuck Ross over tightening rules governing Vermont’s northern farms.
The basin encompasses a wide area along Vermont’s northern border whose rivers and streams flow into Missisquoi Bay. The bay is most polluted segment of Lake Champlain thanks to high levels of phosphorus that produced frequent algae blooms.
The backbone of Vermont’s natural beauty is our state park system. Vermont has 52 state parks that are fully operated from mid-May through mid-October each year. Whether you’re camping, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, or enjoying a picnic, Vermont’s state parks offer plenty of options to enjoy the best our state has to offer. And as we found out recently, many, many people are taking advantage of that opportunity.