Two-Tier Ditch Project

Two-Tier Ditch Project

The two-tier ditch design has been in practice on Midwest farms for over a decade. This concept requires digging out the ditch banks two to three feet above the bottom of the existing ditch channel, creating a flat bench on both sides of the ditch. The banks from the...

Rugg Brook Cleanup

On a gorgeous Saturday morning in the midst of autumn, two dedicated VT ECOAmeriCorps members skipped out on a typical weekend morning off to venture out to Rugg Brook, located in the middle of the commercial district of St. Albans.  The purpose of the visit was to...

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...