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

    May 3, 2016

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    April 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    April 11, 2016

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    LCBP Issues an RFP for Training at Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    For Release: Immediate Regarding: LCBP issues a request for proposals to help wastewater treatment...

    April 4, 2016

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    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

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    LCBP 2015 Annual Report of Activities

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

    February 10, 2016

    News Release: LCBP Initiates 2016 Boat Launch Steward Program

    For Release: Immediate Regarding:  LCBP Initiates the 2016 Boat Launch Steward Program Date: February...

    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...

    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[...]
    May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Smilie School
    Join Friends of the Winooski on the evening of Thursday, May 26th, at the Smilie School in Bolton for a private road/driveway workshop. Participants will learn more about best management practices that can protect water[...]
    Jun 1 @ 12:00 am – Aug 31 @ 12:00 am
    The Lake George Association will again be performing stream monitoring this summer as part of a state program to monitor the health of the Lake and they are looking for help! Contact LGA if you[...]
    Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Winooski Room
    This presentation is a new addition to the 2015-2016 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series. Caroline Alves with the Natural Resource Conservation Service will be speaking about LiDAR and how the data is used to[...]
    Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm Education Center at Kehoe GMCC
    The theme for this year’s annual spring seminar, to be held on Friday, June 3rd at the Education Center at Kehoe in Castleton, Vermont overlooking Lake Bomoseen, is “From Policy To Action: Protecting and Restoring[...]
    Jun 8 @ 7:45 am – 4:00 pm VT Technical College - Judd Hall
    Vermont faces numerous water quality challenges attributable to human activity. Wastewater management, stormwater runoff from impervious surface associated with roads, homes and businesses, drainage from farm fields and logging roads, and historic hydrologic modification of[...]
    Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Winooski Room
    To close out the 2015-2016 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series, Laura DiPietro from the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets will be speaking about agricultural tile drains. Past presentations in the series can be[...]
    Jun 13 @ 12:00 am – Aug 31 @ 12:00 am
    Volunteer with Friends Of The Winooski River on their water quality monitoring team. Training will happen the week of June 13, location dependent on monitoring site (options are Cabot/Marshfield/Plainfield, Barre/Montpelier, and greater Burlington areas).
    Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Noblewood Lodge
    Save the date!

    May 3, 2016

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    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

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    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

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    LCBP 2015 Annual Report of Activities

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

    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...

    October 16, 2015

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    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

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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...

    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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