Lake Champlain Sea Grant 2014-17 Site Review

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant will host a public site review on March 19-21, 2019 on the UVM campus. As part of the site review, a Briefing Book and Agenda have been developed. The Site Review Team will consist of members selected by the National Sea Grant Office and will review the program on activities conducted during the 2014-17 funding cycle, and based on the 2014-17 Strategic Plan. 

Each of these documents can be found at the following links:

Briefing Book [PDF]

Posted February 15, 2019

Public comments sought for Lake Champlain Sea Grant site review

Lake Champlain Sea Grant will be reviewed on March 19-21, 2019 by a team convened by the National Sea Grant College Program. The review will be conducted at the University of Vermont and will consider all aspects of Lake Champlain Sea Grant’s programs including management and organization, performance, stakeholder engagement and collaborative activities, including those with various offices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

 

Posted February 4, 2019

Raise the Blade research

Lake Champlain Sea Grant, UVM, and UVM Extension are researching if differences in soil and grass health exist between lawn cut to 2" and lawn cut to 3" where clippings are allowed to decompose. Ten local businesses/organizations have allowed us to use a portion of their lawn to manage and study over time. 

Results will be posted here over time.

Thanks to the following businesses/organizations for allowing us to use your lawn for this research study!

PSA's by Lake Champlain Sea Grant

February 11, 2019

Waterbury, VT radio station, WDEV has a weekly spot for PSAs. Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program Extension Leader, Dr. Kristine Stepenuck has created an announcement about road salt and a general information explanation of phosphorus. 

Take a listen, and we hope you learn something new! 

Road salt: /seagrant/sites/default/files/uploads/Road_Salt_PSA_Stepenuck_2019_02_10_Final.mp3

Posted February 11, 2019

Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

SEA GRANT JOHN A. KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP (2019 Announcement)

A webinar will be held on January 17, 2019 at 12:00 to answer questions and provide more information. 

Webinar information:
Topic: LCGS Knauss Fellow Webinar
Time: Jan 17, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Aiken Center Room 220D (within the Dean's Suite to the left)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/862612339

Information: National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program Receives "Institute" Designation, Sees Significant Increase in Funding

BURLINGTON, PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Sea Grant program has a new designation – and a bigger budget for its work.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Sea Grant College Program have granted the program Institute status. With the new designation comes a 150 percent increase in its base budget – from $400,000 to $1 million annually – in federal support for research, outreach and education to improve the environment and economy in the Lake Champlain Basin.

Posted May 7, 2018

Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program Receives "Institute" Designation, Sees Significant Increase in Funding

Date/Time: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 (All day)

BURLINGTON, PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Sea Grant program has a new designation – and a bigger budget for its work.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Sea Grant College Program have granted the program Institute status. With the new designation comes a 150 percent increase in its base budget – from $400,000 to $1 million annually – in federal support for research, outreach and education to improve the environment and economy in the Lake Champlain Basin.

 

Designation as a Sea Grant Institute is the second highest level of recognition within the four-tiered National Sea Grant College Program and is a significant achievement. The Lake Champlain Sea Grant program was established as a Project by NOAA in 1999. In 2012 its status was raised to that of Coherent Area Program.      

 

The Institute designation also gives the program increased national recognition and an enhanced ability to work with key partners throughout the region.

 

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant program develops and shares science-based knowledge to benefit the environment and economies of the Lake Champlain basin. The program is a cooperative effort of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont and the Lake Champlain Research Institute at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. It operates through partnerships with UVM Extension, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and numerous other local organizations.

 

Research supported by Lake Champlain Sea Grant at SUNY Plattsburgh includes ground-breaking assessments of microplastics in Lake Champlain and installation of a long-term monitoring buoy to track lake temperatures over time.

 

Recent Sea Grant-supported research at the University of Vermont on green infrastructure informed the state’s newly updated stormwater guidance.

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