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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...

Water Quality Bill H.35

Here at Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC), we have been working to educate and inform the legislators so that they understand the importance of passing a comprehensive Water Quality Bill H.35 this year. It is time to do it and it needs to happen - so much is...

Can I Love Vermont Dairy and Love my Lake?

Can I Love Vermont Dairy and Love my Lake? I came of age in Burlington, VT when Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were on a mission to take over the world with premium Vermont ice cream.  I remember distinctly my first taste of real Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese.  For...

Week at the Statehouse First Edition

The first 2 weeks at the Vermont statehouse have been rather exciting for water quality!  Last week the Governor, Peter Shumlin spoke about Lake Champlain and water quality and dedicated new and existing revenues to clean up efforts.  The creation of a Clean Water...

Solid waste in waterways a no – no in VT

Laws that prohibit littering have been around for over sixty years. Well before Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring and awakened the consciousness of the world to the many human inflicted ailments of our natural resources,  anti-littering campaigns were resulting in...