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

    August 28, 2014

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    Spiny Water Flea Confirmed in Lake Champlain

    Spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) 50th known nonnative and invasive species in Lake Champlain...

    July 1, 2014

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    June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-newsletter. More

    June 18, 2014

    AIS

    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....

    May 14, 2014

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    New York NRCS Funding for Conservation Innovation Grants

    Grants promote new conservation strategies and technologies USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in...

    May 14, 2014

    Easements

    Applications for new Farm Bill program due June 6, 2014

    NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE STARTS SIGNUP FOR AG LAND, WETLAND CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM USDA’s...

    May 13, 2014

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    Vermont Standard River Management Principles and Practices

    While the VT Rivers Program has been under development for a decade, there has...

    May 13, 2014

    Water Knows No Boundaries

    LCBP Hosts Canadian – US Hydrographic Data Harmonization Workshop Representatives from the International Joint...

    April 23, 2014

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    Video: Our Lake

    This winning entry to the Champlain Basin Education Initiative‘s “Celebrate Water!” student contest was...

    April 22, 2014

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    Farming in the Basin

    “Farming in the Basin” Meeting to focus on Nutrient Management Planning. Cornell Cooperative Extension...

    April 15, 2014

    Teacher and Students

    Watershed for Every Classroom Registration is Open

    2014/2015 EDUCATOR GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSE: This year-long professional development experience for K-12 educators in the...

    May 27, 2014

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    Vermont Lake Seminar

    Do you want to learn more about Vermont’s new Shoreland Protection Act? Are you...

    April 22, 2014

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    Farming in the Basin

    “Farming in the Basin” Meeting to focus on Nutrient Management Planning. Cornell Cooperative Extension...

    April 15, 2014

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    Raising the Bar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Workshop

    Join us for a two-day intensive workshop focused on the use of green stormwater...

    April 15, 2014

    Sustainable Landscape Stewards

    Sustainable Landscape Stewards is a 9-class training course for community leaders taught by experts...

    March 10, 2014

    Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

    Climate Change Adaptation: Stormwater Management and Aquatic Ecosystem Impacts: 3/25-3/26

    February 24, 2014

    LCBP’s Love the Lake Series Continues February 27th!

    ROVs, AUVs, and Acoustic Telemetry – Studying Fish with Modern Technology The Lake Champlain...

    February 18, 2014

    LCBP’s Love the Lake Speaker Series Begins Thursday, Feb 20!

    The Dynamic Lake Champlain: Forecasting, Climatology and Other Interesting Phenomena The Lake Champlain Basin...

    February 10, 2014

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    3/21: World Water Day Celebration

    Celebrate World Water Day with the Champlain Basin Education Initiative.

    October 24, 2013

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    Events Calendar

    Visit our Events Calendar for information on workshops, presentations, volunteer opportunities, and more.

    October 16, 2013

    October 26: Turtle Nest Site Cleanup Day

    The annual spiny softshell turtle beach cleanup day is on Saturday, 10/26, and Vermont...

    July 1, 2014

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    June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the June 2014 Casin’ the Basin e-newsletter. More

    June 18, 2014

    AIS

    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. More

    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...

    October 2, 2013

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    September 2013 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the September 2013 Casin’ the Basin e-newsletter. More

    September 24, 2013

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    Report Released: Measuring and Modeling the Effects of Lakeshore Development on ...

    An increasing body of literature from the U.S. and across the globe has linked...

    August 8, 2013

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    Assessing the Effects of Unpaved Roads on Lake Champlain Water Quality Report R...

    The studies described in this report were motivated by an interest in understanding the...

    August 8, 2013

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    Fish Passage and Connectivity in the Ausable Watershed using GIS Prioritization ...

    Recent evidence suggests that fish passage at the sub-watershed level may be impaired in...

    May 22, 2013

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    May 2013 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Read the May 2013 Casin’ the Basin e-newsletter. More

    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

    Make Some Waves — Volunteer

    From river and lake cleanups to monitoring trout populations, you can volunteer to help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin.
    Learn more

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    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    800-468-5227 (NY & VT)
    or 802-372-3213