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 19, 2016

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    CVNHP Issues Grant RFPs

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

    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

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    July 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    July 22, 2016

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    Video: Learning on the LaPlatte

    Students from the Shelburne Community School learned about stream health and lake ecology on...

    July 21, 2016

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    News Release: Research puts price tag on clean water

    Algae blooms, cloudy water can hurt home prices, tourism and jobs Grand Isle, VT...

    July 7, 2016

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    New Leader for the Lake Champlain Basin Program

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jane Ceraso, NEIWPCC Director of Water Resource Protection Programs, (978)...

    July 6, 2016

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    Aquatic Invasive Species Seminars in NY and VT

    Next week, the Lake Champlain Basin Program will host two free seminars on aquatic...

    July 6, 2016

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    Officials Advise on Spiny Water Flea

    Recent reports of spiny water fleas becoming snagged on fishing gear used on Lake...

    June 29, 2016

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    CVNHP Initiates Champlain Valley Passport Stamp Program

    This summer, a treasure hunt of sorts awaits visitors to some of the region’s...

    June 17, 2016

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    AIS Seminars

    Save the date! Lake Champlain Basin Program will host two seminars, one in NY...

    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[...]
    Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Lake George Association
    Come learn about ways to minimize runoff on your property. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a rain barrel to help capture runoff. Reservations are suggested by calling the LGA at 518-668-3558.
    Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Kayak Shack
    Join the Ausable River Association and the Kayak Shack for a community paddling clean-up on the beautiful Ausable River. Everyone is welcome. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can[...]
    Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm South Burlington DoubleTree Hotel
    Lake Champlain TMDL Phase I Implementation Plan Public Informational Meeting
    Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bliss Room, St. Albans Historical Society
    Lake Champlain TMDL Phase I Implementation Plan Public Informational Meeting
    Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Room 266, Asa Bloomer Building
    Lake Champlain TMDL Phase I Implementation Plan Public Informational Meeting
    Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Taconic Regional Office of N.Y. State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
    Focus: Estuary Research Programs, and especially: Nutrients, Harmful Algal Blooms, Climate Change, and Resilience In addition to personnel who conduct or oversee estuary research in the region, those who work on comparable research in freshwater[...]

    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

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    July 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News

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

    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...

    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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    54 West Shore Road
    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    800-468-5227 (NY & VT)
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