Clean Water
Matters!

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

    What’s New

    July 24, 2015

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    Environmentalists Wanted

    The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is now enrolling ECO AmeriCorps fulltime members, with...

    July 2, 2015

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    2015 State of the Lake Report Released

    The LCBP released the 2015 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report on...

    June 26, 2015

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    LCBP Seeks Local Grant Proposals

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking proposals for local grants to support...

    April 27, 2015

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    Report Released: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Floodplain Protection Acti...

    This project evaluates the costs and benefits of floodplain protection in Waterbury, Vermont and...

    April 1, 2015

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    Video: Talking Water on the Streets of the Lake Champlain Basin

    The LCBP hit the streets of Plattsburgh, NY and Burlington, VT in summer 2014...

    March 31, 2015

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    March 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the March 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News: MOU Extends Cooperative Basin Management •...

    March 27, 2015

    2015 Lake Champlain Action Plan – Citizen Recommendations

      For Release: Immediate Regarding: 2015 Lake Champlain Action Plan – Citizen Recommendations Date:...

    March 16, 2015

    LCBP Awards $662,471 to Local Groups and Municipalities

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin is awarding $662,471 in grants to...

    March 10, 2015

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    Seeking Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

    Lake Champlain – Vermont and New York. The Lake Champlain Basin Program and New...

    March 6, 2015

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    Owls in the Lake Champlain Basin

    Love the Lake Speaker Series – Owls in the Lake Champlain Basin. Speaker: Bridget...

    Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Waterman 338 (Memorial Lounge)
    Lake Champlain Research Experience for Undergraduates poster presentations by the 2015 cohort. Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem topics include: effects of cyanobacteria on biodiversity, watershed science; habitat fragmentation and fish; economic impacts of[...]
    Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Waterfront Park
    The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center and lake partners will be hosting the Water Works Fair to celebrate and learn about Lake Champlain. This event will observe the ecology and experiences of Vermont’s greatest natural[...]

    July 2, 2015

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    2015 State of the Lake Report Released

    The LCBP released the 2015 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report on...

    April 27, 2015

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    Report Released: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Floodplain Protection Acti...

    This project evaluates the costs and benefits of floodplain protection in Waterbury, Vermont and...

    March 31, 2015

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    March 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the March 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News: MOU Extends Cooperative Basin Management •...

    February 20, 2015

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    LCBP Annual Report of Activities

    This summary annual report highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between...

    December 26, 2014

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    December 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News: UVM Extension Reduces Runoff from Farms •...

    November 13, 2014

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    USGS Report: Lake Champlain 2011 Flooding Extent

    Assessment of the Spatial Extent and Height of Flooding in Lake Champlain During May...

    October 21, 2014

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    New Report Assesses Impact of Invasive Species on Adirondack Park Economy

    A new report—The Actual and Potential Economic Impact of Invasive Species on the Adirondack...

    July 1, 2014

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    June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-newsletter: Morpion Creek Barrier Reduces Lamprey •...

    June 18, 2014

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    White Paper Released: Boat Inspection and Decontamination for Aquatic Invasive S...

    Aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose a significant threat to the Adirondack environment and economy....

    February 7, 2014

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    February 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the February 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-newsletter: LCBP Awards nearly $455,000 in Grants...

    What is the State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in our 2015 State of the Lake report. Read reports on water quality and other environmental issues facing the lake.
    Read the State of the Lake report

    Track Our Progress

    Explore the goals and actions of our partners and track our progress online with the Opportunities for Action website.
    View Opportunities for Action

    Make Some Waves

    From using lake-friendly cleaning products in your home to volunteering with a local watershed group, you can help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin.
    Find out how you can get involved

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    Lake Champlain Basin Program
    54 West Shore Road
    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    800-468-5227 (NY & VT)
    or 802-372-3213