Our friends at Lake Champlain Sea Grant are hosting "Zoom a Scientist," an interactive, virtual webinar series focused on watershed and aquatic science. The programs will feature scientists from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Champlain Research Institute, and other organizations. Every Tuesday and Friday from noon until 1:00 p.m. scientists will lead viewers through the Lake Champlain watershed and share their research. While most of the content in the series has been developed for middle and high school students, folks of all ages are welcome! Click here to register or sign up at the individual events below.Read...
Want to learn more about Lake Champlain or get involved with efforts around the lake? LCC offers presentations about various aspects of the lake and its management. We also sponsor or participate in various efforts to increase environmental awareness or make a difference for the lake. Below is a sample of venues and events. To schedule an event in your area please contact LCC at 802-658-1414 or lcc@. lakechamplaincommittee.org
When we think about the laws, regulations and policies that are in place to reduce pollution and protect the Lake Champlain watershed, water pollution laws usually come to mind. While federal and state water pollution laws are very important, there are many different kinds of environmental laws that complement them and are key to safeguarding waterways. University of Vermont lecturer Jody Prescott will talk about some of these other laws, primarily from the federal level.Read...
Spring 2020 National Drug Take Back Day has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will reschedule the national event for a date shortly after the health crisis recedes and national emergency guidelines are lifted. Click here for more information.
Help support a safe, convenient and responsible way disposing of prescription drugs by participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Days! Bring any unused or expired medications to a drop-off location near you.
If you have medications to dispose of stay tuned for designated Drug Take Back Days--however, permanent year-round drop off sites can be found by entering your zip code here.
Turning in unwanted prescription drugs at these drop-off locations helps us keep our waterways safe from flushed or dumped pharmaceuticals that wastewater treatment plants are unable screen out. Help prevent these drugs from reaching our streets and waterways!