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Vermont, New York and Quebec Renew Agreement to Protect Lake Champlain

posted Mar 25, 2015, 4:59 AM by Lyn Munno
The agreement between the States of Vermont and New York and the Government of Québec to collaboratively enhance and preserve Lake Champlain and its watershed was renewed on March 23, 2015. The partnership began in 1988 and has been renewed seven times since. The states and province agree to share research and information on water quality and conservation, improve the flood resilience of communities in the Lake Champlain watershed, protect natural and cultural resources, reduce polluted storm water runoff and blue-green algae blooms, and protect the lake from aquatic invasive species. The partners work closely with the Lake Champlain Basin Program to implement Lake Champlain’s long-term management plan, Opportunities for Action. The new MOU includes a new provision recognizing the relationship between clean water and flood resilience.

Excerpted from release by VT Governor Shumlin.