Additional Resources

VERMONT WATER RESOURCES

Lake Champlain Basin:

ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain--Aquarium and science center on Burlington's waterfront

Lake Champlain Basin Program--information and outreach about issues facing Lake Champlain's watershed.

Champlain Basin Education Initiative--Consortium of environmental education groups throughout the Lake Champlain Basin. WatershED Matters is the main site for information about the Watershed for Every Classroom professional development program. 

Vermont Department of Environment and Conservation:

Water Quality Division

Directory of Watershed and Lake Associations of Vermont

Vermont Lay Monitoring Program

Project WET/Healthy Water Healthy People Program

VT Natural Resources Board Water Resources Panel

VT Water Quality Standards

VT 303_Impaired streams list. pdf--Vermont's 2008 list of impaired waterways (pdf)

 

FEDERAL RESOURCES

Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds

Volunteer Monitoring

Surf Your Watershed--locate, use and share information about your watershed

The Volunteer Monitor--the national newsletter of volunteer water quality monitoring

What's Up with Our Nation's Waters?--information about water quality from the EPA's Office of Water

 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Rivers - A nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of North America's rivers.

American Whitewater - American Whitewater restores rivers dewatered by hydropower dams, eliminates water degradation, improves public land management and protects public access to rivers for responsible recreational use.

Clean Water Network - "Working to keep the promise of the Clean Water Act."

River Network - "Connecting people, saving rivers."

 

BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES

Benthic Macroinvertebrates in our Waters--from the EPA Biological Indicator of Watershed Health site.

Key to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates--from the NY Department of Environmental Conservation's Stream Biomonitoring Unit. Color Pictures of BMIs

 

FOR EDUCATORS

GREEN--Global Rivers Environmental Education Network; provides great resources on helping youth develop long-term watershed stewardship.

Educating Young People About Water--Wisconsin Extension's water education site.  Provides links to searchable water curriculum database

USGS Water Science for Schools--information, pictures, data and maps related to water science

Water Use it Wisely - A water conservation campaign that provides states, cities, and citizens with tips and tricks to help them save water in their home and throughout their communities 

EPA Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans- Jump right to "Water" to access fun and exciting water-related activities and lessons for students