Keep Our Lakes Clean.
Not Green.

Even if you live far from a lake or river, your lawn and
yard care can affect water quality. You can help
keep Lake Champlain clean!

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News & Media

Raise the Blade: A campaign to reduce stormwater runoff
Shelburne News

Raise the Blade Research has begun
Lake Champlain Sea Grant

“Don’t ‘P’ on the lawn,”
Burlington Free Press

Water Quality Improves After Lawn Fertilizer Ban, Study Shows
Science Daily

“It’s Easy Being Green”

“Urban, Suburban Pollution Threaten Lake”
Burlington Free Press

“Lawn to Lake Connection”

For A ‘Green’ Lawn, Focus On Mowing, Not Early Fertilizing
Cornell News Release

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Learn why letting your grass grow longer benefits clean water

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Mo’s Blog

Meet Mo, the robotic mower.

Mo’s Blog is updated weekly during the Mo-wing months to share information about his antics, lawn mowing in general, and the goals of the Raise the Blade project.

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