1/28/19 Clean Water Policy Forum

The Clean Water Policy Network strives to protect water quality in the Lake Champlain watershed. Photo by Laura Pratt.

 Join LCC, ECHO, and other members of the Clean Water Policy Network on Monday (1/28/19) morning for a discussion of clean water issues and upcoming legislation. The January forum in Montpelier provides participants with a preview of issues, legislation, and regulatory initiatives in the coming session. LCC’s Water Protection Advocate, Jared Carpenter, will join Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore in giving a legislative overview for the 2019 session. 

This event is free to attend and open to the public. Please register ahead of time at the Clean Water Policy Network website

The forum will be held in the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Montpelier, VT, on January 28, 2019, from 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM. View the full agenda and list of speakers below:


7:45 - 8:15 AM


8:15 - 8:30 AM


  • Phelan Fretz, Executive Director, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

8:30 - 10:00 AM

The Business Case for Clean Water - Panel Discussion


  • Wendy Knight, Commissioner, Department of Tourism and Marketing
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Jon Erickson, Gund Institute, University of Vermont
  • Nancy Lynch, Vermont Association of Realtors
  • Judy Geer, Craftsbury Outdoor Center

10:00 - 10:15 AM


10:15 - 10:45 AM

Legislative Overview

  • Julie Moore, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Jared Carpenter, Water Protection Advocate, Lake Champlain Committee

10:45 – 12:00 PM

Engaging Key Stakeholders in the Legislative Process