Lake Champlain: Grass-roots efforts turn into policy

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010 – Burlington Free Press

Vermont endorsed a new, 10-step series to implement Total Maximum Daily Load requirements (or TMDLs — which quantify amounts of nutrients and pollutants for any given stretch of water); the state established more consistent lamprey control measures, including continued investigation of nonchemical measures; and a plan emerged for financing the installation of flexible fencing on farms to keep livestock out of rivers and the lake….

Another significant development was a large increase in the Basin Program budget over the next year, with close to $11 million in projects planned. These include expanded grant programs for education and citizen-led actions, as well as implementation and research efforts on a wide variety of pollution reduction activities throughout the lake basin. 

Vermont citizens advisory committee on Lake Champlain’s future created

full article –

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20100613/LIVING09/6130309/Lake-Champlain-Grass-roots-efforts-turn-into-policy

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