Working together for clean water


Working together for clean water
  1. Working together for clean water
    samessenger.com
    FRANKLIN — Vermont Environmental Commissioner Emily Boedecker was in Franklin on Friday to take a boat tour of Lake Carmi and meet with campers and residents about the condition of the lake. Carmi, like Lake Champlain, is impaired by blue-green … Read more &…
    Vermont (VT)

Commissioner Emily Boedecker (on the right) goes over a map of Lake Carmi and the Watershed area with colleague Sara Bates, the watershed coordinator.

FRANKLIN — Vermont Environmental Commissioner Emily Boedecker was in Franklin on Friday to take a boat tour of Lake Carmi and meet with campers and residents about the condition of the lake.

Carmi, like Lake Champlain, is impaired by blue-green algae blooms caused by nutrient runoff and is the subject of a TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) intended to limit the amount of phosphorous reaching the lake. Phosphorous feeds blue-green algae blooms.

“All in is a phrase that we use, but it’s so much more than a slogan,” said Boedecker, “because whatever footprint we have in a watershed, whether it’s a small camp footprint or a large farm footprint, we’ve all got things that we can do to help with the water quality and the things we want from the lake. With that it’s not a question of who has the biggest or smallest impact, it’s taking personal responsibility.”

Boedecker took a boat tour of the lake and spoke with members of the Lake Carmi Campers Association (LCCA) and the Franklin Watershed Committee (FWC).

“From the state’s perspective, Lake Carmi is one of those areas where we know there is so much engagement, whether through the camper’s association, the local farmers, or the watershed alliance, we have all the pieces and parts. To my mind, we have all the ingredients for a successful recipe and we know what the end d…

Emily Boedecker DEC Commissioner
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    Burlingtonfreepress.com-VT
    Randal Gebo was arrested Wednesday in Illinois. Police say he was driving the car that belonged to Cindy Cook, who was killed in early…
  2. Photos: Bridgewater Raft Race, 2017

    Thevermontstandard.com - Bridgewater
    07.20 / 12:54 thevermontstandard.com
    Steve Tarleton, left, along with Myah, center and Jim Earle paddle along in their recycled hand build raft. (Rick Russell Photo) The annual Bridgewater Raft Race was held this, a week later due to weather. The race invites participants to build rafts out of recycled materials only including the oars or paddles. Rick Russell Photos…
  3. Green-Up Kids at Brooks Memorial Library

    Ibrattleboro.com - Vermont (VT)
    07.20 / 12:10 ibrattleboro.com
    For Kids Who Love Animals and Protecting the Planet CS Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl® and director of Green Up Kids will be presenting 2 workshops for Brooks Memorial Library on Thursday, July 27th and August 3rd from 2:00 - 4:00pm. C S and her team provide youth with the platform and mentoring they need to launch, manage, and grow their Planet-Protecting Projects; all with the purpose of preserving, protecting, and giving back tothe world. The kids have a unique opportunity to take …
  4. Gebo's ex-girlfriend talks about Gebo, and the homicide case

    Wcax.com-VT
    07.20 / 05:29 www.wcax.com
    Lisa Sayman last saw Randal Gebo July fifth. "I knew something was kind of funny with him when he came in,” said Lisa, Gebo’s…
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    Digital.vpr.net-VT
    07.20 / 03:29 digital.vpr.net
    The entire board of trustees of the New England Center for Circus Arts stepped down Wednesday. The board members announced their decisions late in the day after accepting the resignation of the embattled executive director Michael…
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    Burlingtonfreepress.com-VT
    Sen. John McCain's blood clot above his left eye is associated with a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma, according to Mayo…
  7. Man who settled suit over drug arrest is jailed on new charges in Rutland

    Mountaintimes.info -Killington
    07.20 / 00:53 mountaintimes.info
    By Alan Keays/VTDigger A Richmond man who recently settled a lawsuit for $100,000 with the city of Burlington over allegations that a former officer lied to make drug charges stick is now behind bars facing new drug charges. Michael P. Mullen, 26, was arraigned Monday... The post Man who settled suit over drug arrest is jailed on new charges in Rutland appeared first on The Mountain…
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    Burlingtonfreepress.com-VT
    Vermont chief executive a longtime driver at Thunder…
  9. U.S. Supreme Court asked to take case challenging forced union dues

    Oklahoma.watchdog.org - Vermont (VT)
    07.19 / 23:39 oklahoma.watchdog.org
    The nation’s high court is being asked to take up the issue of whether government employees should be forced to pay dues and fees to government unions. The case Janus v. AFSCME originated in Illinois. Mark Janus and several other Illinois state employees say they don’t want to be forced to pay union dues. Their [&#…
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    Burlingtonfreepress.com-VT
    CBO says Senate's repeal bill could make insurance market unstable, increase premiums and dramatically increase the number of people without…
  11. Eagle fledglings takes flight from Bluffside Farm in Newport

    Newportdispatch.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:12 newportdispatch.com
    NEWPORT — Eagles have once again successfully nested at Bluffside Farm in Newport. Two baby eaglets that were nesting at the location have fledged from the nest. Nesting bald eagles are very sensitive to disruption and can abandon their young if approached by people. It was essential for hikers, birdwatchers and photographers to stay outside… The post Eagle fledglings takes flight from Bluffside Farm in Newport appeared first on Newport…
  12. Chad Hollister Band, 'Stop the World'

    Sevendaysvt.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:11 www.sevendaysvt.com
    (Pacific Records, CD, digital download) Chad Hollister seems like a really nice guy. If there's one thematic element that connects his ever-growing catalog — which dates back to his 1998 mononymous debut, Chad — it's positivity. Even his more downcast songs are uplifting. To build a career on sunshine and rainbows is surely commendable, especially when there's so much ugliness and grief in the world. I just wished that I liked his music more. The term "adult…
  13. Vazy, 'The Field'

    Sevendaysvt.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:11 www.sevendaysvt.com
    (Self-released, CD, digital download) Vazy — given name Brad Veysey — has been an integral part of the hip-hop scene in Springfield, Vt., for years. The drummer, producer and talented MC's latest album, The Field, is both a solo statement and a swan song. Veysey isn't exactly retiring, but his focus is on his family from here on out. The tracks here emerged from sessions at So.802 Studios, a performance and recording space he founded with Jibba the Gent in Springfield. Vazy…
  14. Witness the Birth of a New Comedy Star in 'The Big Sick'

    Sevendaysvt.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:11 www.sevendaysvt.com
    I like to think that, had I moved to LA, as I talked about doing throughout my twenties, and taken even a lackadaisical whack at realizing my dream of working in the movie business, I could've been Judd Apatow. I could've been the guy who redefined film comedy. I could've been envied for my Midas touch for discovering fresh talent. Maybe in my next incarnation. Meanwhile, my inner Apatow is constantly on high alert, one eye out for the next big trend, the other for the next big star. And,…
  15. 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Remains Sneakily Subversive Franchise Fare

    Sevendaysvt.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:11 www.sevendaysvt.com
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    Burlingtonfreepress.com-VT
    A federal judge has authorized the payment of $1.3 million to cover expenses in the Jay Peak fraud…
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    Burlingtonfreepress.com-VT
    Mayor Weinberger asked for a review of the history and ownership of the oil platforms, according to…
  18. Vt. lawyer sentenced for misusing client money

    Wcax.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:10 www.wcax.com
    A well-known Vermont lawyer found himself on the other side of the law and now he'll spend more than a year in…
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    Wcax.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:10 www.wcax.com
    A Rutland City teen is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting 14-year-old earlier this…
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    Wcax.com-VT
    07.19 / 22:10 www.wcax.com
    An arrest warrant is revealing new details about a person of interest in a Vermont homicide…