Lake Champlain Protection Tips

Rain Gardens

Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:22 By: Tim

Rain gardens have been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason.  Not only do they help prevent water pollution from causing problems in the lake such as algae blooms and pathogen out

Pet Waste

Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 13:17 By: Tim

What’s that smell?  Oh, you stepped in dog poop again.  Not only is the smell of dog waste on the bottom of your shoe offensive, but so is what happens when it runs off into the lake after the next

Preparing for a Storm

Posted on: Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:08 By: Tim

Heavy rain is not generally the best friend of streams, rivers, and lakes.  Rain builds up as gravity shoots it across hard surfaces such as roads, driveways, and parking lots picking up pollutants

Driveway Sealing

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:19 By: Tim

Water pollutants aren’t only toxic in water—they can be harmful when on land, too.  This is certainly the case with coal-tar from driveway and parking lot sealants.  If you have a paved driveway an

Lawn Fertilizers

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:19 By: Tim

You have probably heard by now…it’s algae bloom season in Lake Champlain, unfortunately.  Every year, algae blooms make horse flies seem almost enjoyable, but we can actually do something to preven

Planting Trees

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:19 By: Tim

Who told you that money doesn’t grow on trees?  It certainly does.  Plant a tree this weekend and you could be saving $75 soon.  Plant two, save even more.  According to the 

Washing Our Vehicles

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:19 By: Tim

As we wash our vehicles a few last times before the snow flies, water runoff from rinsing the soap off is still something to consider.  Some car washing soaps contain phosphorus and other chemicals

Cleaning Our Gutters

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:19 By: Tim

A potential ticking time bomb that many people overlook, clogged gutters can create avoidable problems for your home, driveway, and our rivers and lakes.  When properly maintained, though, gutters

De-icers

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:19 By: Tim

Ready or not, here it comes! Snow and ice is on the way, which means that it’s time to get ready to clear our sidewalks and driveways.