The goal of the 2011 tour was to raise public awareness about the importance of sustainable agriculture, responsible forestry, and clean, healthy waterways as part of a vibrant economy. Despite multiple scheduling adjustments due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Irene, Lois McClure traveled to ports around Lake Champlain and the Champlain Canal. Along the way we were joined by New York State Canal Corporation’s Tug Urger. Photos and stories from this journey are on our Blog. Many thanks to the primary sponsorship from the National Park Service’s Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and the New York State Canal Corporation.