Lake Champlain Phosphorus Reduction in New York
EPA 2007 Targeted Watersheds Grant Program
This $1.87 million funded project ($900,000 EPA dollars) addresses multiple issues,constituencies, and land uses as follows:
Barnyard water management, livestock
stream exclusions, riparian buffers, and manure storage systems.
Retrofitting highly developed road corridors with
pre-treatment and infiltration programs.
Roadside Erosion Control:
Watershed-wide hydroseeding of road
ditches and banks, working with over 50 highway departments.
Large-scale stabilization of stream and riverbanks
to reduce erosion and high sediment loads.
Cost-shared septic system pumpouts, water
conservation kits, and education for near-shore homeowners at risk.
Innovative Tertiary Treatment:
Assisting with the construction of a
community sewer system using a locally-mined mineral called
wollastonite which cost effectively adsorbs phosphorus.