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12/07/2017

Join VTDigger for a compelling discussion around the clean up of Lake Champlain. Toxic blue-green algae blooms have led to the closure of Lake Carmi and beaches on Lake Champlain. In 2016, a bloom threatened the water supply for the city of Burlington. Most of the pollution is fueled by phosphorus runoff from the state's 1,000 dairy farms. The EPA mandates the state clean up the lake. The price tag? $100 million a year for the next 20 years. Panelists will discuss the economic and political barriers to effective clean-up.

“Phish in the North Country" - a celebratory exhibit of the 20th Anniversary of the Waterwheel Charitable Foundation, known for its support of clean up efforts in the Lake Champlain watershed, will serve as backdrop for the discussion.