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.

    About Us

    Did You Know?

    More than 300 shipwrecks have been found in Lake Champlain. Some of these shipwrecks are in the Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve and can be visited by scuba divers.
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    Employment Opportunities

    Watershed Model Demo

    Resource Room staffer Laura Hollowell demonstrates a watershed model during the Conservation Field Day at the Winooski Valley Park District. Photo: WVPD


    Environmental Analyst – Technical Associate

    Lake Champlain Basin Program
    Grand Isle, VT

    The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking candidates for an Environmental Analyst (Technical Associate) to join the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) team to work with our Vermont, New York, and Québec partners. The incumbent will assist in facilitating research and implementation projects that address challenges facing water resources in the Lake Champlain Basin. Will develop and execute tasks that support projects addressing nutrient reduction, flood resilience, aquatic invasive species, and stormwater management issues. The Technical Associate will manage grants, assist with the development of request for proposals for technical projects, and support the LCBP grant review process. Will prepare technical data and interpretation for use on the LCBP website and support maintenance of the site.

    Organized individuals with knowledge of or experience with Lake Champlain Basin resource issues a must. Computer skills including geographic information systems and spreadsheet and data analysis software required. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to establish effective working relationships within diverse groups and the ability to exercise considerable tact and diplomacy. Bachelor’s degree in natural science, physical geography, resource management, geographic information systems required.

    Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by March 3, 2017 to Please reference 17-LCBP-001 in the email subject line. Interview dates are tentatively March 9-10, 2017.

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    Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

    Lake Champlain Basin Program
    Lake Champlain

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) are seeking part-time boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2017 and to inspect and decontaminate vessels as appropriate.

    Boat Launch Stewards will interact with the public and gather lake-user information on mobile tablets while greeting visitors to Lake Champlain. Their primary duty will be to familiarize the public with invasive species information. Some steward candidates with comfort and experience will be trained to conduct vessel inspections and hot water high-pressure decontaminations as necessary. This will include set up, operation, and maintenance of the decontamination units.  Stewards and technicians will be requested to work eight-hour days for approximately thirty-two hours per week at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from Memorial Day through Labor Day; weekend work is required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated.  Mandatory training will begin the week of May 15th and a training in Paul Smiths College Adirondack Watershed Institute will be held the week of May 22nd.

    The successful candidate will be well organized and have excellent communication skills, experience speaking with the public, demonstrated data collection and recording using a mobile tablet, familiarity with invasive species, and field work experience. Candidates will be comfortable working in the field and have the physical capability to inspect trailered vessels. Experience operating watercraft and /or motorized equipment and basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful.  Highly motivated individuals with familiarity with invasive species and/or water recreation experience are encouraged to apply.  Driver’s license required.

    Send a resume, letter of interest including a description of relevant experience, and the names and contact information of two or more references by Friday March 10, 2017 to  In the email subject line, please reference position #17-LCBP-002.

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    Work with more than 2,000 live animals and a lot of fun people! Share your love of Lake Champlain with others at the LCBP’s Resource Room at ECHO. ECHO is located on Burlington’s waterfront and our room has a terrific view of the Lake. Volunteers are needed to help cover weekly 3 or 4 hour shifts. Possible for-credit internships may be arranged. A willingness to learn more about the Lake and work with children and adults is necessary. For more information, contact Laura Hollowell at (802) 864-1848, ext 109 or


    For other employment opportunities with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, visit


    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2015 State of the Lake report. Read about trends in key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Read the State of the Lake report


    Make Some Waves

    From using lake-friendly cleaning products to volunteering with a local watershed group, you can help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin. Find out how you can get involved

    Track Our Progress

    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

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    Grand Isle, VT 05458
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