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

    April 1, 2015


    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


    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

    Invasive plant on boat trailer

    Seeking Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

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

    March 6, 2015

    Snowy Owl

    Owls in the Lake Champlain Basin

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

    March 2, 2015


    45th Parallel Lights: Isle La Motte, Windmill Point & Other Lake Lighthouses.

    Love the Lake Speaker Series WHEN: March 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30...

    February 23, 2015


    Spiny Waterflea and other Lake Champlain Aquatic Invasive Species

    LCBP’s Love the Lake Speaker Series Thursday, February 26, 2015: Long-term Patterns and Impacts...

    January 12, 2015


    Professional Development Workshop for Educators

    Teaching Place: Using technology and professional wisdom to uncover the interrelationships between natural and...

    December 30, 2014


    Teaching PLACE Conference

    Save the date! Saturday, January 24, 2015 Teaching PLACE: Using technology and professional wisdom...

    Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm Harraseeket Inn
    The 26th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York is coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with its member states and EPA. The[...]
    May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm White Eagle Banquet & Conference Center
    New York Sea Grant and New York State Parks are sponsoring a day-long workshop at the 32nd Annual Conference Celebrating Citizen Science. for those interested in starting a new watercraft inspection program or standardizing existing[...]
    May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 29 @ 4:00 pm University of Vermont - The Davis Center
    Researchers from around the world will gather in Burlington, Vermont, for the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 58th Annual Conference. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and[...]
    May 29 @ 7:45 am – 3:45 pm Vermont Technical College; Judd Hall
    Vermont Environmental Consortium 4th Annual Water Quality Conference will focus on Learning from Other Successes and examine organizational structures and innovative approaches that have succeeded in other areas and might be applied to improvement of[...]
    Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Sponsor a Community Team for the 2nd Annual Onion River Race and Ramble! Are you looking for a new and fun recreation activity for your employees, students or members? Something that takes full advantage of[...]

    March 31, 2015


    March 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    February 20, 2015


    LCBP Annual Report of Activities

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

    December 26, 2014


    December 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    November 13, 2014


    USGS Report: Lake Champlain 2011 Flooding Extent

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

    October 21, 2014


    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


    June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    June 18, 2014


    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


    February 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    January 17, 2014

    Report Released: Post Tournament Release Movements of Black Bass in Lake Champl...

    The popularity of black bass (Micropterus spp.) fishing tournaments on Lake Champlain has risen...

    January 17, 2014

    Report Released: Mapping Impervious Surfaces in the Lake Champlain Basin

    The nature, extent, and distribution of impervious surfaces are important landscape factors affecting water...

    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.
    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