Clean Water

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

    October 13, 2016


    News Release: LCBP Launches Citizen Action Video Series

    Citizens throughout the Lake Champlain Basin are diving in to do their part to...

    September 21, 2016


    News Release: LCBP Seeks Local Grant Proposals

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for local grants to support the...

    September 21, 2016


    A Quest Awaits Visitors to the Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area

    Nicholas and Nicola Bell, with their baby Poppy, were the first people to complete...

    September 16, 2016


    Invasive Species Task Force Recommends Actions to Control Invasive Asian Clam in...

    The Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Task Force has recommended actions...

    September 15, 2016


    Imagine a Day Without Water

    Stop for a moment and think about the many times each day that you...

    September 13, 2016


    LCBP Seeks to Develop High Resolution Land Use/Land Cover Map for the Lake Champ...

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals...

    September 9, 2016

    Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program Workshops Offered

    The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering four workshops in September following...

    September 1, 2016


    Invasive Asian Clam Discovered in Vermont Waters

    Montpelier, Vt. – State officials recently discovered the presence of an invasive clam species...

    August 26, 2016


    TMDL Phase 1 Plan Public Informational Meetings Scheduled

    Three Public Informational Meetings Scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 29 & 30. The...

    August 19, 2016


    CVNHP Issues Grant RFPs

    The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) in cooperation with the Lake Champlain Basin...

    May 1 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 @ 12:00 am
    Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Lake Champlain Committee! LCC’s citizen monitoring programs, stewardship of the Paddlers’ Trail, and outreach work would not be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers that share[...]
    Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fort William Henry Conference Center
    This day-long program is free to attend and designed for public and private winter road maintenance professionals in Lake George and across the Adirondack region. The agenda features industry leaders on latest methods and equipment[...]
    Nov 1 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am TBA
    Lake Champlain Land Trust will be hosting a Tree Planting Workday this November (Date and Time TBD). They will be planting native trees along the La Platte River and learn why restoring our floodplain forests[...]

    August 4, 2016

    Shoreline Flooding at Ausable River Delta

    At the Forefront of Shoreline Management

    Newly released article in NALMS LakeLine Summer 2016 issue co-authored by LCBP Director Eric...

    July 29, 2016


    July 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the July 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News: Leadership Changes at the LCBP •...

    May 3, 2016


    April 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the April 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News: Annual Report of Activities Released • LCBP...

    April 4, 2016


    Report Released: Development of an Indicator Database for Decision-Aiding and A...

    Phosphorus is widely regarded as the primary cause of consistent annual algae blooms in...

    February 26, 2016


    LCBP 2015 Annual Report of Activities

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

    November 30, 2015


    November 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the November 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News: LCBP 25th Anniversary • Willsboro Dam Removed...

    October 16, 2015


    Report Released: Climate Change and Stormwater Management

    Climate Change and Stormwater Management in the Lake Champlain Basin: An Adaptation Plan for...

    August 6, 2015

    Report Released: City of Plattsburgh Stormwater Conveyance System & Green I...

    The City of Plattsburgh (City) is the most urbanized area within the New York...

    July 2, 2015


    2015 State of the Lake Report Released

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

    April 27, 2015


    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...

    Diving In: Citizen Action for a Healthy Lake

    This video series highlights the many ways citizens are learning about and helping to protect the Basin. Local organizations offer opportunities for action through volunteer work, education, and recreation programs.
    Get Involved!
    View more Diving In videos

    What is the State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in our 2012 State of the Lake report. Read reports on water quality and other environmental issues facing the lake.
    Find out more

    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

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