Clean Water Lecture: Lake Score Cards Highlight Restoration Progress and Protection Needs
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier
Join Leslie Matthews, an Environmental Scientist with the Lakes and Ponds Program, to learn about the Lake Score Card, a user-friendly interface developed by the program to help Vermonters understand overall lake health. Using Google Earth, viewers can select from more than 800 lakes in the state to learn about four key aspects of lake health: nutrients, aquatic invasive species, shoreland and lake habitat, and mercury pollution. Results from the Lake Score Card have prompted more detailed analyses of statewide trends that reveal progress for some lakes, but also concerning trends in our lowest nutrient lakes. This will be the last Clean Water Lecture of the season.