Below please find the memo that I gave to the Vermont House Fish & Wildlife Committee to explain my bill H.814. I am offering them one of the many ways in which large wood in streams can plan a beneficial habitat role --- in this case possibly leading to cleaner water.
Rep. David Deen has written a opinion piece about how we can prevent "endocrine disrupters" from entering our surface water systems. He is the chair of the Vermont House Fish & Wildlife Committee.
I have introduced a bill to the Vermont House of Representatives that would require a pilot project to see if increasing the population of aquatic insects would help to lessen the excess nutrients flowing into Lake Champlain.
BKWA has been supporting an effort to provide a coordinator to enhance, improve, and increase the effectiveness of Vermont's watershed groups. The Vermont River Conservancy has spearheaded the effort. Here is a good news announcement about the new coordinator. More about VRC at www.vermontriverconservancy.org .
Alliance Board member Stan Duncan of Ballston Lake has passed away after struggling with an illness for some time.