Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC) is a non-profit organization that acts to clean the waters of northern Lake Champlain and its watershed by working collaboratively with citizens, businesses, farmers and government in order to reduce land-use pollution.  Our focus is on catalyzing the actions and accountability needed to reduce land-use pollution!

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Week at the Statehouse First Edition

water Caucus

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 Water Fund, something FNLC has been begging for for years was […]

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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 prohibitions on improper waste disposal in states across the country. Vermont was among the first […]

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Statehouse Day a Success

FNLC Board of Directors Meeting in Room 11 at the Statehouse.

On Thursday, January 8th the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain was in the Statehouse with Missisquoi River Basin Association and Franklin Watershed Committee in an effort to bring attention to the water quality issues in our watershed.  We spent the morning meeting with Legislators and then had our Board Meeting in Room 11.  We were […]

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Cover Crops Increase


What’s that green you see in that corn field? A COVER CROP!! According to UVM Extension, in the past decade farmers in Vermont have been adopting this conservation practice. 10 years ago Heather Darby estimates there were only 50 acres in cover crop and today there are over 12,000 acres with a cover crop.

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