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.

    About Us

    Did You Know?

    The world’s oldest known fossil reef containing coral is located in the Champlain Valley.
    Find out more

    LCBP Requests for proposals

    Recording fish dataSince 1992, the LCBP has awarded nearly 1,000 grants to local organizations to support a variety of pollution prevention, habitat restoration, and other projects that improve the quality of Lake Champlain. In that same time, the LCBP and its partner organizations also have funded numerous projects conducted by universities, consultants, research foundations, nonprofit organizations, and others. These projects include scientific research, best management demonstration projects, education and outreach efforts, and other initiatives that are key to implementing Opportunities for Action. Requests for Proposals for grants and technical projects are posted here periodically.

    Local Implementation Grants

    There are no local implementation grants available at this time. We anticipate releasing an RFP for the next round of local grants in Fall 2017.

     

    New Technical Budget Development Process

    In Fall 2017, the LCBP will begin using a new process to award many of our science and implementation grants. In the past, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) with a focused scope and budget have been issued to address specifically defined pre-determined priorities, and grants have been awarded to the strongest proposal submitted in response to the specific RFP. Moving forward, Requests for Pre-proposals will call for two-page summaries of potential projects that address any of the strategies in Opportunities for Action. A subset of pre-proposals will be chosen to develop and submit a full proposal for funding consideration by the Lake Champlain Steering Committee, and projects will be awarded based on the suite of full proposals. The aim is to tap into the creativity of the research and management community to solve the most pressing challenges in the Lake Champlain Basin.

     

    View a list of recently closed RFPs, or search our publications database to read the technical reports that have resulted from past projects.

     

    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

    Volunteers

    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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