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Regional Funds to Preserve Lake Health

Senator Leahy has secured $500,000 from the Great Lake Fishery Commission budget to benefit five initiatives protecting the ecological integrity of Lake Champlain. The funds will be channeled through the Lake Champlain Basin Program and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Projects include a feasibility study to prevent the spread of the invasive spiny water flea from the Great Sacadanga Lake to Lake Champlain via the Champlain Canal, wetland restoration, riparian habitat and in-stream aquatic habitat restoration, fish and wild life habitat restoration, and removal of dilapidated buildings and hazardous material along the lake shoreline in Law Island, Colchester.