Archives for June 2013

Protect waterways, Protect the lake

Church_Street,_Burlington,_VT by Hugh Manatee wikimedia commons

Every Wednesday evening, now until the end of July, we will be joining our partners for free concerts and water education games on Church Street in downtown Burlington to raise awareness for protecting Lake Champlain’s water quality. Join our table to make your own buffer zone and learn what every one can do to help protect Lake Champlain’s waterways.

The Connecting the Drops Concert series was organized by Becky Tharp of the UVM Sea Grant program to draw attention to the issues and solutions surrounding water quality and storm water.  You may have already seen the 18 rain barrels decorated by local artists and displayed up and down Church and College Streets.

For more information and a calendar of events go to the Let it Rain website.

Volunteer’s Perspective

Shearers at Round Pond

Spending time outside with my two sons, exploring nature while also giving back…I looked forward to it every summer.

-Thomas Shearer has adopted Round Pond Natural Area for the past 5 years.

Photo of the Week – Megan Cole

Waterfront Rainfall 5 zoom over lake at sunset July 9 2012 by Megan Cole

Waterfront Rainfall over Lake Champlain at sunset
 by Megan Cole

Environmental Education at Camp Kinya

Camp Kinya Colchester VT

For the past three summers the Lake Champlain Land Trust has partnered with the camp during the summer months.

DSC02605Lessons include everything to lake and river ecology as the Lamoille River enters Lake Champlain to tree identification and animal tracking in the rare Sandplain Forest.

The campers are able to create something each lesson to bring back to their cabin as a reminder of the important knowledge they acquired.

This summer our camp program started up on July 2nd with an exciting water quality adventure on the lake.

The campers were eager to learn. There is something special about being on the water as you learn about it.

Check out our page for Camp Kinya or  learn about more programs on our Programs Page.