Algae Monitors Take to the Lake

Photo by Allison Freeman

LCC kicks off its seventh year of algae monitoring around Lake Champlain on July 6th. Water samples are taken weekly by volunteers around Lake Champlain and the results are analyzed by UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory. LCC coordinates volunteer efforts and transports samples to UVM for analysis. Monitoring continues through the Labor Day holiday.  

If you see algae blooms outside Missisquoi Bay, St. Albans Bay or the Alburg Passage, first check out LCC’s pamphlet on floating phenomena (pdf) and then contact us at lcc@ for guidance on collecting a sample for identification.