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

    February 2, 2016

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    LCBP Seeks to Measure Cyanotoxins and Mercury in Lake Champlain Fish Species

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP)  announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services...

    December 3, 2015

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    LCBP Seeks to Assess impacts of Tile Drainage in the Jewett Brook Watershed, VT

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services...

    December 3, 2015

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    LCBP Seeks to Develop Urban Stormwater Guidance Document

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services...

    December 1, 2015

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    VT DEC ANS Grant-in-Aid Grants

    The Grant-in-aid Program provides financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for...

    November 30, 2015

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    November 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    November 30, 2015

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    NYDEC Announces $2 Million Grant Program to Help Prevent the Spread of AIS State...

    Grants Build Upon State’s Actions to Slow the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species |...

    November 17, 2015

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    IJC Invites Public Comment on Draft Report

    The The International Joint Commission (IJC) invites public comment on draft flood forecasting and...

    October 28, 2015

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    LCBP Announces a Request for Proposals

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services...

    October 8, 2015

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    Teachers to Study Saranac River: Workshop Spaces Available

    Educators are invited to attend the Sharing Stories of the Saranac River workshop designed...

    August 24, 2015

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    August 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the August 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News: Senator Leahy Announces LCBP Local Grants...

    Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm National Life Building, Winooski Room
    Vermont Clean Water Initiative Brown Bag Lecture #4. The next discussion on Act 64 and its implementation will be on storwmater permits for municipal roads presented by Gina Campoli from the Vermont Agency of Transporation[...]
    Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm National Life Building, Winooski Room
    Vermont Clean Water Initiative Brown Bag Lecture #5. The next discussion on Act 64 and its implementation will be on long-term financing of water quality presented by Bryan Redmond from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
    Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm National Life Building, Winooski Room
    Vermont Clean Water Initiative Brown Bag Lecture #6. The next discussion on Act 64 and its implementation will be on agricultural tile drainage presented by Laura DiPietro from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
    Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm Hilton Hartford
    The theme is “Doing More with Less: Tools for More Effective NPS Management.”
    May 20 @ 1:00 pm – May 21 @ 4:00 pm Holiday Inn
    Lake Management Today: Specific Strategies for Livable Lakes The New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society and the Massachusetts Congress of Lakeand Pond Associations offer this two day seminar on addressing lake[...]

    November 30, 2015

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    November 2015 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    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

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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 •...

    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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