Lake Champlain is a great resource for our area, and we cannot afford to let its condition degrade. The lake is a source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in New York and Vermont, and is also a great source of tourism and economic value. Pollution from runoff and other factors is dangerous for the health of the lake.
Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and protection of northern Lake Champlain and all of the waters that flow into it.
Friends of Northern Lake Champlain is […] dedicated to finding solutions to improve water quality in Lake Champlain. We work collaboratively with local communities, farmers, government, lake associations, regional planning, and policy developers to reduce polluted land use runoff into Lake Champlain. (FNLC)
FNLC works to achieve its goals by being active in three arenas:
- Projects: primarily with water quality on agricultural land and with municipalities.
- Advocacy: working with the state agencies, the Shumlin administration, legislators, municipal officials, businesses, farmers and others. We want a clean lake to be high on everybody’s agenda.
- Public Engagement: We have nine public events per year, which serve a varying mixture of educational, fundraising and social purposes. (FNLC)
You can help the lake by being conscious of unsafe practices and ways to help at home!
- Steamboats and The Champlain Canal (essexny.us)
- Daily Doodle: Ice Fishing on Beggs Point by Mary Wade (essexny.us)
- Daily Doodle: Michelle Maron’s Essex Abstract (essexny.us)
- The Lakes to Locks Passage Offers Visitors Fall Foliage Experiences Along The Waterways Of Northeastern New York This Season (prweb.com)