Request for proposals

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant program is announcing a request for proposals relevant to the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan to fund 3-5 research projects for a total of $500,000 in Sea Grant funds. A letter of intent is required by September 21, 2018 and full proposals are due October 15, 2018. One- or two-year projects will be awarded from February 1, 2019 - January 31, 2021.

Posted June 29, 2018

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!

ANNUAL ROAD SALT DEICING CONFERENCE

Burlington--On Oct. 10 University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the City of South Burlington will host the second annual Lake Champlain Watershed Deicing Conference.

This day-long educational event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Dudley H. Davis Center on the UVM campus in Burlington, and conclude at 2:30 p.m. following best practice and product demonstrations at the Aiken Forestry Lab at 705 Spear St. in South Burlington. Exhibitors from a variety of businesses will share their products and services with participants throughout the day.

Posted September 27, 2018

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

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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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