Restore a Healthy Lake Champlain: Remove the Swanton Dam
  • Petitioned Swanton Village Trustees

This petition was delivered to:

Swanton Village Trustees
Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Vermont Dam Removal Task Force
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Governor of Vermont

Restore a Healthy Lake Champlain: Remove the Swanton Dam

    1. Lake Champlain International
    2. Petition by

      Lake Champlain International

      Colchester, VT

A large tributary of Lake Champlain, the Missisquoi River is interrupted by the Swanton dam. When the dam is removed, critical spawning habitat for several native fish, including Atlantic salmon, lake sturgeon, walleye, and American eel, will once again become accessible. Lake Champlain will experience a resurgence of these native fish while the natural flow of the Missisquoi River will be restored.

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    • Clare Bertrand AMHERST, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      Restoring our rivers can help restore our communities.

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    • Bret Ladago BURLINGTION, VT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Fisheries restoration is vital to the local economy and heritage of our amazing state! Lets move forward.

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    • Jesse Wilkesman WATERBURY, VT
      • almost 2 years ago

      To better the walleye fishing

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    • Clarke NIZIOL HAMMONDSPORT, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      SPAWNING ACCESS

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    • Karen Antonelli PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I think it's crucial for the survival of the human species to protect biodiversity and promote bio-dynamic systems. Enhancing fish populations is integral to the protection of a healthy ecosystem of which we are part.

      Also, I went to college in Vermont and feel a connection to its land and water.

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