Monitoring



Two methods of monitoring are in place on Lake Iroquois, Lay Monitoring and Vermont Invasive Patroller (VIP).  Both are implemented state-wide by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.  Volunteers for the Lake Iroquois Association, as lay monitors, measure water clarity and nutrient levels.  As VIPs, they traverse the lake looking for new invasive aquatic plants and animals.  In 2011, we are implementing a sampling plan at several tributaries to determine where high levels of nutrients are entering the lake.  This effort is supported by a grant to cover the cost of chemical analysis at the state’s LaRosa Lab.