Gov. Shumlin today signed H.35, a bill that sets the state on a course to clean up Lake Champlain and other lakes and rivers. The bill is a solid advance in water policy but will require extensive follow-through to implement. “You don’t clean up polluted water overnight, but you’ve got to begin somewhere and H.35 offers a solid plan for action,” said VNRCs water program director Kim Greenwood. “Passing this law was a good first step, but a whole lot of work remains to actually implement it. We at VNRC are in this for the long haul, and we look forward to working with the businesses, farmers, municipalities and others that are celebrating today to tackle the really tough work that remains,” Greenwood said.