With tag: lake_champlain
Scientists hoping cormorant control project will succeed
groups and state agencies monitoring Lake Champlain are
hoping to cut back on a population of Cormorants. The birds' population has boomed since the
pesticide DDT, which had decimated cormorants and other birds, was banned.
By Jane Lindholm
Our series of summer programs continues with a look at how the fish are biting. Anglers and wildlife officials are working to control damaging invasive species that affect our fish population - and they're experimenting with ways to improve fish habitat.
State Attempts to Control Cormorant Population on Lake Champlain
By John Dillon
On Lake Champlain, one bird species is multiplying almost out of control. The double-crested cormorant was a rare visitor to the big lake just two decades ago. Now, almost 20,000 of the fish-eating birds are overrunning several islands and are pushing aside other bird species. The state began shooting cormorants this summer. But a leading biologist is concerned that this attempt at bird control could backfire.
Interview with Art Cohn aboard the Lois McClure
By Mitch Wertlieb
Celebrations will take place tomorrow in Quebec City as Quebeckers mark
the 400th anniversary of the founding of their city, and Vermont will
be well represented by the crew of the replica schooner Lois McClure.
Cohn, director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is aboard the ship. He speaks with VPR's Mitch Wertlieb.
Lois McClure sets sail for Quebec
The Lois McClure,
an 88-foot full-scale replica of a 19th century lake freighter, sets sail from Lake Champlain's Basin Harbor today bound for Quebec City.
A view from the Islands
This week VPR takes you to Grand Isle County. We'll explore life on the islands and the issues that affect Vermont's fastest growing county and the lake that surrounds it.
VT Women: Sadie White
By Julia Lewandoski
VPR is observing Women's History Month - and the Champlain quadricentennial - by honoring five women who contributed to the history and culture of the Champlain Valley. Today, Julia Lewandoski* has the story of Sadie White - Winooski mill worker, long-time state legislator, and preservationist.
VT Women: Florence Weld
By Joan Curtis
VPR is celebrating Women's History Month - and the Champlain quadricentennial - with stories of five women who contributed to the history and culture of the Champlain Valley. Among them is the story of Florence Weld, longest-serving director of Camp Hochelaga on Lake Champlain, told by Mrs. Weld's granddaughter, Joan Curtis.
VT Women: Philomene Daniels
By Julia Lewandoski
This week - for women's history month and the Lake Champlain quadricentennial - VPR salutes five women who contributed to the history and culture of the Champlain Valley. Today, freelance writer and researcher, Julia Lewandoski, has the story of Philomene** Daniels - first woman Steamboat Captain on Lake Champlain - and in the nation.
VT Women: Fanny Allen
By Cyndy Bittinger
March is women's history month and in anticipation of the Lake Champlain quadricentennial, VPR is honoring the memory of five women who figured prominently in the history and culture of the Champlain Valley. Writer and historian Cyndy Bittinger has the story of Fanny Allen, privileged daughter of Ethan Allen who chose a life of service.
VT Women: Grandma Lampman
By Louise Lampman-Larivee
All this week, VPR has been observing Women's History Month
- and the Champlain quadricentennial - by honoring Vermont
women who contributed to the history and culture of the Champlain
Valley. Louise Lampman-Larivee is the greatgranddaughter of the Abenaki woman from
Swanton known as Grandma Lampman, who was known for her knowledge of tribal customs and medicinal herbs.
NY's Champlain monument project nears completion
Work is nearly
complete on a more than $2 million project to refurbish the New York-owned
Champlain Memorial Lighthouse in time to commemorate the 400th anniversary of
Samuel de Champlain's exploration of the region.
EPA says barge canal needs repairs
Environmental Protection Agency says repairs are needed at a Superfund
pollution site on Burlington's Lake
Milk truck crash spills milk into Missisquoi
State police say the tractor-trailer was
carrying about 8,000 gallons of milk when it went off a road Sunday morning and
crashed into a drainage ditch in Swanton, close to the Canadian border. The
tank ruptured, sending most of the milk into the ditch.
Rescuers search lake for missing man
continue to search Lake Champlain Tuesday for a man who disappeared from
Mallets Bay early Monday morning.