Two-Tier Ditch Project Comes to a VT Farm

Two-Tier Ditch Project Comes to a VT Farm

Maybe you’ve seen the sizeable ditch systems on Midwestern farms? The two-tier ditch design has been in practice on Midwest farms for over a decade. Now, local farmers reap the benefits. The project involves: digging out the ditch banks two to three feet above...
Rugg Brook Cleanup Efforts

Rugg Brook Cleanup Efforts

One gorgeous autumn morning, two VT ECOAmeriCorps volunteers ventured out for some brook cleanup efforts. Their goal? To clean up a 200-meter section of the Rugg Brook river corridor. The Rugg Brook is located in the middle of the commercial district of St. Albans,...

Water Quality Legislation and What it Took!

As I reflect on this past legislative session that moved us to better protect our lakes, rivers, and ponds in Vermont, I am encouraged by all of the work that took place to make it happen.  This landmark water quality legislation provides a framework for addressing...
Bill H35 – the H20 Bill

Bill H35 – the H20 Bill

On behalf of Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds; the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC) would like to thank all of the people, groups, and legislators that spoke up for them!  The final vote on H35 (the House Clean Water Bill) on Thursday was 133 for...