Lake Champlain phosphorus

Cyanobacteria in Vermont

Cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are common native organisms in lakes, ponds and rivers around the world.  In Vermont, they can be found in any water body, river or stream.  Some species of cyanobacteria produce toxins and these toxins have been documented in some Vermont lakes.  Cyanobacteria are not always toxic and it is not possible to tell by looking if toxins are present.  For this reason, the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont DEC recommend that everyone avoid contact with cyanobacteria.

Clean Water Lecture Series

The Department of Environmental Conservation hosts a monthly  lecture series on a variety of clean water-related topics, September through June. Lectures are free and open to the public, both in person and online via webinar.  All presentations, unless otherwise noted, are 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Winooski Room at the Department of Environmental Conservation, 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier. If you are planning to attend in person, please RSVP to anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov.

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