Learn about blue-green algae at LCC’s 7/26/12 Info Session

A blue-green algae bloom in progress in Lake Champlain. Photo by J. Rossi.

Concerned about water quality and wondering about Lake Champlain conditions? Please join the <link about-lcc>Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) for an informative and interactive session on blue-green algae. The program will cover:

  • What is blue-green algae and what do blooms look like
  • What are the health concerns with blue-green algae
  • Where are blooms most likely to occur in Lake Champlain and why
  • Are blooms increasing in frequency
  • What should you do if you see a bloom
  • How can we prevent blue-green algae blooms
  • How to become an LCC blue-green algae monitor
  • Blue-green algae monitor training

The information session will be followed by a question and answer period and training for those interested in serving as volunteer monitors in LCC’s <link lcc-at-work algae-in-lake>Blue-green Algae Monitoring Program, now in its ninth year. The training will include a trip to the Charlotte Town Beach to assess water conditions. Volunteer monitors help gather critical data on where and when blooms are happening on Lake Champlain and submit weekly <link get-involved volunteers bga-monitors bga-report>online reports.  

For more information contact LCC at 802 658-1414.

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