Help the Lake: Get your home certified BLUE(r) for free!

Hello neighbors,

I am a fellow Burlingtonian and am working with the City Stormwater Director Megan Moir to implement a grant for the BLUE(r) program, which is a project of Lake Champlain International. In a nutshell, we will evaluate your property (for free) and if you meet certain criteria (things like mowing your lawn no shorter than 3 inches), we will certify your property as Lake Friendly, or BLUE(r).

We even have a limited number of mini grants of up to $250 to hep fund projects like rain barrels, gutters or other improvements that if implemented would earn your property BLUE(r) status.

Funds and time are limited, as we are trying to meet deadlines. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help limit the impact you have on the Lake, please contact me at your earliest convenience at 318-5191, orcdrottler@gmail.com.


Chris Rottler
BLUE(r) Program Manager  

So how do you become BLUE®?

Just call or email Chris to schedule a free evaluation. The evaluation is quick and simple! By the end of the evaluation, you will know exactly what you can do to become BLUE® and do your part to clean up your waterways and waterbodies!
BLUE® is currently FREE for residents of Colchester, Winooski, Shelburne, Waterbury, and Burlington, VT, and we hope to be in more communities soon. You can even be eligible for up to $250 for property improvements that reduce water pollution. That's a free rain garden, rain barrel, downspout redirect, gutters, low-flow fixtures, and more!