Memphremagog Community Forum

Tuesday August 24, 2021, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

1 .  Introduction and Context  (5 minutes)

      • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

2.  Brief Presentations on Memphremagog Water Quality Initiatives 
      (25 minutes

a. New Tactical Basin Plan Development Process for Basin 17     

      • Ben Copans, Department of Environmental Conservation 

b. Phosphorus Reduction Efforts in Lake Memphremagog and Watershed

      • Oliver Pierson, Department of Environmental Conservation

c. Malignant Melanomas in Brown Bullhead 

      • Pete Emerson, Department of Fish and Wildlife

d. PFAS Sampling in Lake Memphremagog and Preliminary Results

      • Rick Levey, Department of Environmental Conservation
      • Julie Grenier, COGESAF (Quebec)

e. Status of Draft Pre-Treatment Permit for NEWSVT Landfill in Coventry

      • Pete LaFlamme, Department of Environmental Conservation

3.  Statements from Local / Watershed Associations   (15 minutes)

a. Representative from Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity (DUMP)
b. Representative from Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (MCI)
c. Representative from Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA)

4.  Question and Answer Session   (40 minutes)

      • Facilitated by Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

5.  Wrap-Up and Next Steps  (5 minutes)

      • Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Physical Location: Gateway Center, First Floor, 84 Fyfe Drive, Newport, VT 05855 (Map)

Virtual Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

Phone Access to Meeting: 802-828-7667, Phone Conference ID: 276 444 942#
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