The Lake Champlain Basin Program is seeking education and outreach proposals for projects that inform students or adults about key Lake Champlain Basin watershed issues identified in the management plan Opportunities for Action. [Read more…] about Proposals for Champlain Watershed Education, Outreach Projects Sought
Farrand Benedict, surveyor and professor of mathematics and engineering at the University of Vermont in Burlington, wrote a proposal for a canal across the Adirondacks in 1846.
His plan was to use the Black River Canal with its connection to the Erie Canal at Rome and build a railroad from Boonville, on the Black River Canal, to Old Forge. He was then going to utilize the Fulton Chain of Lakes, Raquette Lake, Long Lake, the Raquette River and the Saranac Lakes with various lock systems, dams, and inclines to the Saranac River for canal boat traffic. [Read more…] about An Abandoned Canal Hides Deep In The Adirondack Woods
This is a story of a fascinating but rather forgotten individual from the history of the Adirondacks.
Along with his slightly older mentor Ebenezer Emmons, and his younger contemporary Verplanck Colvin, he was among the first to accurately survey much of the Adirondacks. He also proposed a number of early dams, canals, locks and inclined planes and considered using historic waterways and canals to traverse the Adirondacks by water. [Read more…] about Dams, Canals, Locks & Inclined Planes: Farrand Benedict In The Adirondacks
Lake Champlain Sea Grant has invited students to become certified Watershed Explorers by completing a series of fun activities designed to teach them about watershed science and the Lake Champlain Basin. [Read more…] about Champlain Watershed Explorer Challenge Designed For Kids
The Lake Champlain Basin Program is seeking pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley.
These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Cultural Heritage Grants Available
The Lake Champlain Basin Program has announced they are seeking proposals for projects that improve water quality and ecosystems in the Lake Champlain watershed. The Program anticipates awarding more than $400,000 to local organizations, municipalities, and educational institutions. [Read more…] about Grants Available for Lake Champlain Basin Projects
Each fall, tributaries to the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain are home to salmon returning to spawn. This can make for some exciting fish watching as salmon move upstream and jump or otherwise navigate various obstructions on their way to their desired spawning sites. [Read more…] about DEC Announces Actions to Protect Salmon River Fish Populations
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking proposals for projects that will reduce pollution from storm water runoff in the Lake Champlain watershed.
The LCBP will fund projects that install large-scale best management practices (BMPs) or provide planning and prioritization for future on-the-ground storm water treatment projects. As much as $500,000 in total is available to support projects through the Request for Proposals released this week. [Read more…] about Champlain Pollution Reduction Proposals Sought
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the Westport Boat Launch on Lake Champlain will be temporarily closed to remove sediments accumulated in front of the ramp. [Read more…] about Westport Boat Launch Being Closed For Sediment Removal
The Lake Champlain Basin Program and the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center teamed up with local artist Nikki Laxar to showcase the message Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! on a 420 sailing dinghy that will be featured on the Burlington, VT waterfront for the next three years.
Lake Champlain is host to 51 non-native and invasive species. [Read more…] about Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Sets Sail on Lake Champlain