What’s in the water: Charlotte boater, entrepreneur takes lead on testing for cyanobacteria

What’s in the water: Charlotte boater, entrepreneur takes lead on testing for cyanobacteria

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Mike Dunbar has been boating on Lake Champlain since 1997, and lately, he’s decided to take steps on his own to be sure that the water is safe. The Charlotte resident and entrepreneur is in the process of becoming the first U.S. distributor of the BlueGreen Test, a home cyanobacteria… Read More »

Penguin Plunge 2019

Penguin Plunge 2019

Over 120 Champlain Valley Union High School students took the plunge on Saturday in Lake Champlain. It was 15 degrees at the Burlington waterfront on the cold February morning. The high school team raised over $34,000 for the Special Olympics. Hinesburg Community School sent 26 people who raised over $8,000 for the charity. The Champlain… Read More »

Converse Bay Fishing Access Area reopened 

Converse Bay Fishing Access Area reopened 

Vermont Fish & Wildlife is notifying anglers and recreational boaters that the Converse Bay Access Area on Lake Champlain in Charlotte has reopened following a reconstruction project that began in early August. The access area has been significantly improved to meet environmental and ADA standards, and will also allow for improved boat launching and more… Read More »

Open water swim benefits LCC this Sunday

Starting from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, at the Old Dock in the quaint town of Essex, N.Y. across Lake Champlain to the Charlotte public beach in the town of Charlotte, approximately 15 swimmers, age 18 years and older, including Hinesburg residents Kimberly Fry and James Frazier, will participate in an open water swim… Read More »