In the past several years, LMPA Board Member Mark Richardson has become very interested in the science regarding the late-season cyanobacteria blooms we have been experiencing on our lake. We know that excess nutrients in the lake can aggravate cyanobacteria blooms. Potential sources of nutrients include erosion and dirty runoff from shoreline properties, as well as poorly functioning septic systems.
In the interest of sharing the latest innovations on septic system function and maintenance, we are hosting (of all things) a Septic Social at our cottage Eyrie, on June 25 from 4:00 – 5:30. Stop by for an IPA or a glass of wine (see our Septi-Tech system in use!) and ask questions of the water resource and septic system experts on hand:
Amy Picotte, Lakeshore Manager, Vermont DEC
Graham Bradley, Phd, Hydrogeologist, Vermont DEC
Jared Willey, President, Advanced Onsite Services
Also, If you are interested in learning about other steps you can take on your shoreline to help protect Lake Morey’s water quality, check out Vermont’s Lake Wise Program website at http://dec.vermont.gov/