Maintaining A Healthy Lake Champlain Ecosystem
  • Petitioned Governor of Vermont

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Governor of Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources Secretary
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner
Department of Health Commissioner
Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner

Maintaining A Healthy Lake Champlain Ecosystem

    1. Lake Champlain International
    2. Petition by

      Lake Champlain International

      Colchester, VT

The economy and culture around Lake Champlain rely on healthy fish populations. The parasitic sea lamprey is known to cause substantial damage to the lake's fisheries, and providing proper control within the Winooski and Missisquoi Rivers will help reduce lamprey populations throughout Lake Champlain.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Robert Mann COLCHESTER, VT
      • almost 2 years ago

      The quality of our fisheries are of vital importance to our economic and mental health

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    • Charlene Burns HARTFORD, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have been fishing Lake Champlain for the last 16 years & I've never seen such a tragic sight as when I pull up a fish and the lamprey on it is as big as the fish...This has to change

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    • Pete Durochia DEBARY, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Living summers on the lake in Colchester, I have seen first hand what lamprey do to salmon and lakers. Control works so DO NOT STOP.

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    • Don Marcelino COLCHESTER, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      Lamprey control is proving to be a great economic benifit to both Vermont and New York. Lake Champlain is now starting to draw interest from many out of state and out of Country fishermen and fisherwomen.

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    • Jeannie Lewis BRUNSWICK, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      A healthy Lake Champlain is good for the local, regional, national economy; invasive exotic strategies known to work should be instituted for fisheries and ecosystem protection. This is not a new issue for the Lake!

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