Algae Monitoring Starts Up

LCC began its ninth season of our award-winning blue-green algae monitoring program earlier this month. Volunteer monitors take samples once per week at selected locations around the lake. The samples are then analyzed by the Rubenstein School of Natural Resources at the University of Vermont for the presence of blue-green algae and any toxins they might produce. The information generated is used to inform public health officials of any potentially toxic algae blooms on the lake. The monitoring season runs from the fourth of July through Labor Day.

Many thanks to all the volunteers that help us with monitoring efforts :Allan Carpenter (Red Rocks), Stephanie Kurchberg (North Beach)Catherine Brooks (Ferrisburgh Town Beach), Deb Diemand (Shoreham), Jon McBride and Amy Calkins (Begg’s Park), Bob Murphy (Willsboro Bay), Mary Simmers, Gerry Duprey, and Gerry O’Conner (Point Au Roche), Gary Molinski (Rouses Point), Doug Ward (North Hero State Park), Sally and Jim Brabham (Carry Bay), Larry and Jeannine Pratt (Pelots Bay), David Greenough (City Bay), Eric Wolinsky and Keith Peterson (St. Albans Bay Park), Kaylee Pollander (Maquam Shore), Martha Perry (Donaldson Point), Mike Roach (Shipyard), Bob Martell (Chapman Bay), Bill Magnus (Rock River and High Rocks).