LCC - Cyanobacteria Monitor Trainings: June 6, 3pm

Lake Champlain Committee: Cyanobacteria Monitor Trainings

Help assess Lake Champlain water conditions around the lake. Complete our cyanobacteria monitor interest form if you're interested in monitoring during the 2018 season or want to attend a training session to learn more about the lake. Feel free to share this invite with other lake lovers.

Monitoring will begin in June and run through at least Labor Day with as many monitors as possible continuing to collect data until the end of September. Both new and returning monitors need to receive annual training. Participants must have weekly access to the same shoreline location (either public or private) and be able to file online reports. The program provides critical data on where and when blooms are happening and is relied on by citizens as well as health, environmental and recreation agencies. It also provides data to help understand the triggers for blooms so we can reduce their frequency. Data from the monitoring program is regularly uploaded to the Lake Champlain cyanobacteria data tracker map hosted by the Vermont Department of health and accessible to anyone with internet access.

The LCC monitor training sessions are free and open to the public but please pre-register to ensure we have enough space and materials. Presentations will last about an hour and a half and provide background about cyanobacteria (AKA blue-green algae), guidance on how to differentiate it from other lake phenomena, instructions for assessing water conditions, and actions to take to reduce blooms. Contact us at or (802) 658-1414 if you have any questions or would like to help organize a training session for your community.


Bob and Mary McKearin, LCC cyanobacteria monitors for Burlington's North Beach.


 Pop-Up movie night with Popcorn: CHOREOGRAPHY OF TIME

Join us Friday May 25, 6-8pm.



Join us for a free night of music and moving visual art. 

Featuring a compilation of time-lapse videos captured and edited by Meghan O'Rourke.

Music by Uli Schygulla. 



Popcorn provided by Allan Wilder Pop Hero Popcorn.



Limited parking, please use parking at Town Library.  


  "Each time I place a camera in a location, I am unsure what mysterious visual treat will be revealed. I look forward to learning what you find interesting, compelling or noteworthy." 


SPIRIT OF PLACE is our first show of 2018.  It is about the feeling we find when we are grounded in place, in knowledge of where we are,  yet connected to the energetic space around us, the sky, the lake, and the beauty of being.  Spirit of Place is a combination of playful and thoughtful work that is both grounded in the dynamic spirit and color of Flying Kites from Kate Pond and the more structured black & white linocuts from Nori Pepe based on her discoveries of place in her travels.  Each has found her spirit of place through travel, reflection, and play.

Kate Pond's Flying Kites kite sculptures hang throughout the volume of the gallery and two will be available to fly during the Saturday May 5th, afternoon OPENING.

Nori Pepe's work Carving out a Place are black & white unframed linocuts based on her travels to Venice, Moscow, and more.


Spring brings our summer season: coming Gallery events!

Spring brings our summer season: coming Gallery events!

Look for new Gallery show April 27 to June 3: Spirit of Place with Kate Pond and Nori Pepe.  Keep in mind the OPENING Reception with kite flying on Saturday, May 5th, 3-5pm. 

Next is Constructions Light and Solid with Holly Rae Taylor and Ed Owre.  Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th, 5 -8pm.

July brings Natural Instincts with Emily Brown and Russell Fellows.  Opening Reception: Friday, July 27th, 5-8pm.

And last, but of course not least, Book Making with Genese Grill and Diane Gayer.  Opening Reception: Friday, August 31, 5-8pm.