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Protecting the Lake – Water Quality Tips

Are you a homeowner concerned about the water quality of Lake Champlain?  The Lake Champlain Land Trust is committed to improving water quality through strategic land protection, floodplain restoration, and public education.  Executive Director Chris Boget authors a monthly column about practical steps homeowners can take to curb the amount of sediment and nutrients flowing into Lake Champlain entitled “Protecting the Lake.” Several have been published in the St. Albans Messenger.  Use the links below to view recent columns.

Plant a Tree (or Two) For Lake Champlain
Did you know that the simple act of planting a tree (or two) in your yard can help protect the water quality of Lake Champlain?

Natural Landscaping to Help the Lake
Downsize your lawn and create a more lake-friendly yard with natural landscaping.

Fall Cleanup to Help the Lake
There are several steps you can take to protect Lake Champlain before Old Man Winter comes knocking.

Winter Road Salt, Deicers, and Water Quality
Just like excess fertilizers spread on lawns, excess deicing products can wash into local waterways that eventually flow into Lake Champlain.

Property Changes and Water Quality
Smart project design and a little knowledge can go a long way toward protecting local waterways that eventually flow into Lake Champlain.

Slow the Flow and Save Money with Rain Barrels
Rain barrels are a great way to capture and reuse the water flowing off your roof, protect your basement from flooding, and help safeguard the water quality of Lake Champlain.