My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Lake Champlain International (LCI), Colchester, VT, USA
There is an epidemic in this nation that occurs everywhere fresh water exists. Blue/Green algae ! It is unsightly, foul smelling , deadly to some animals and liked to serious health conditions in humans exposed to it.
Not too many years ago , shortage of oil was considered the biggest threat to this planet. I submit that the shortage of clean water is a far greater threat. However, people in general and politicians in particular, seem unaware of this threat.
Lake Champlain is contained between two states ( VT&NY) and the Province of Quebec. You could travel from New York City to Montreal via Lake Champain and it's tributaries. A trip from Buffalo, NY to Montreal is also using water to water connections involving Lake Champlain. The lake's natural beauty and recognition as a world class fishery make it a major tourist attraction and economic benefactor to its contingent land masses.
Lake Champlain International (LCI) has launched a massive program to increase the awareness of the water's threat. The LCI Fathers Day Weekend Derby, which just turned 36 years old, is the oldest and largest fishing deby in the nation. This gives an opportunity to expose the challenges to clean water to a large group of people (5,000+ many years. There is constant contact with state and federal elected and appointed officials. A gubernatorial debate among 5 candidates on the single subject of clean water was orchestrated by LCI. Websites, social media, speeches, educational programs for schools regarding clean , water and candlelight vigils on the lake shore are a sample of the thrust of increasing awareness of clean water. Hopefully, that increase in awareness in the general public will spur a demand of clean water from elected and appointed officials.