Lewis Creek Assoc. to host ‘Lake Effect’

GLYNDA MCKINNON and KATE KELLY Lewis Creek Association Lewis Creek Association held a successful screening of “Toxic Puzzle” in January 2019. The Association now invites you to join them for a screening and discussion of the locally-produced documentary “Lake Effect”. “Lake Effect” explores research from Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Dr. Elijah Stommel into a possible connection between blue-green… Read More »

Hinesburg trash and recycling drop-off set to return

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Nearly two years after Hinesburg’s trash and recycling drop-off center closed to make way for town garage construction, a new facility is set to be built soon with an opening planned by year’s end. At its meeting last week, the Chittenden Solid Waste District Board of Commissioners voted to hire Stewart Construction… Read More »

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer As in much of Vermont, some farmers in Charlotte and Hinesburg may have tossed the dice, drawn to an inside straight, gone all in – maybe even have bet the farm – on growing hemp for CBD production. “It’s a modern-day agricultural gold rush,” said Heather Darby, UVM extension professor of… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

Lewis Creek Association becomes a force for local stream protection

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Sometime in 1989, Mike Kline from the Vermont Department of Conservation found himself sitting in Andrea Morgante’s living room in Hinesburg talking with a fledgling watershed organization – the Lewis Creek Association. Thirty years later, at the end of the workday on Thursday, Aug. 29, he was talking to a reporter… Read More »

Aquatic invasive species out, improved wetland health in

Aquatic invasive species out, improved wetland health in

The non-native invasive species that were introduced to the Lake Champlain Basin include 50 species of plants, animals and pathogens. Some were planted because they had flowers; others got here through ballast or bilge water from boats. Since 2009, the Lewis Creek Association has worked closely with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the… Read More »

Lewis Creek Association’s stormwater projects take shape

KATE KELLY, MARTY ILLICK AND JESSICA LOUISOS Did you know that the water running into Shelburne Village and School Street neighborhood storm drains flows directly into McCabe’s Brook untreated? Anything it takes with it — road salt, oil, fertilizer, etc. — ends up directly in the brook, and from there, Lake Champlain. Lower McCabe’s Brook… Read More »

Paddlers and other volunteers sought

Lewis Creek Association will be continuing its work with volunteers to tackle several non-native invasive plant removal projects in the Charlotte’s Town Farm Bay and Shelburne’s LaPlatte River areas. With this year’s expanded efforts, the association is looking for additional volunteers to help with three specific projects. The first project is European Frogbit removal. Frogbit… Read More »