Clean Water
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The diverse ecosystems, working
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that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
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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.

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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?

    During the heyday of the Champlain Canal, between 1823 and the early twentieth century, thousands of canal boats passed between Lake Champlain and the Hudson River, transporting raw materials and finished products.
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    Watershed Organizations

    In the Lake Champlain Basin

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    Vermont

    Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative (ACRC)
    Matt Witten, Volunteer Coordinator
    1355 Shaker Hill Road
    Starksboro, VT 05487
    802-434-3236
    Email: mwitten@gmavt.net

    Water quality monitoring collaborative with the Little Otter Creek & Mud Creek, Lewis Creek, Lemon Fair, New Haven, Otter Creek, Middlebury River

    Bristol Watershed (Little Otter Creek Headwaters)
    Jackie Tuxhill
    PO Box 96
    Bristol, VT 05443
    Email: info@thewatershedcentervt.org

    Franklin Watershed Committee
    Jean Shockley
    PO Box 79
    Franklin, VT 05457
    802-448-0554
    Email:fwccoordinator@gmail.com

    Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
    Kent Henderson
    PO Box 58
    Swanton, VT 05488
    802-355-0694
    hugamoo@comcast.net

    Friends of the Mad River
    Corrie Miller
    PO Box 255
    Waitsfield, VT 05673
    802-496-9127
    Office address: General Wait House
    4061 Main Street
    Waitsfield, VT 05673
    802-496-9127
    Email: friends@madriver.com

    Friends of the Waterbury Reservoir
    Laurie Smith, President
    PO Box 341
    Waterbury Center, VT 05677
    802-760-7286
    Email: waterburyres@gmail.com

    Friends of the Winooski River
    Ann Smith, Executive Director
    PO Box 777
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    802-882-8276
    Email: info@winooskiriver.org

    Lake Champlain Committee
    Lori Fisher, Executive Director
    208 Flynn Avenue
    Building 3, Studio 3F
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-658-1414
    Email: lorif@lakechamplaincommittee.org

    LCC is a bi-state organization whose focus is the entire Lake Champlain watershed

    Lake Champlain International
    James Ehlers, Executive Director
    531 Main Street
    Colchester, VT 05446
    802-879-2016
    Email: james@mychamplain.net

    Lake Champlain Lakekeeper
    Rebekah Weber
    15 East State Street, Suite 4
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    802-223-5992
    Email: rweber@clf.org

    Lake Champlain Land Trust
    Chris Boget, Executive Director
    One Main Street, Suite 205
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-862-4150
    Email: chris@lclt.org

    Lake Iroquois Association
    Pat Suozzi, President
    PO Box 569
    Hinesburg, VT 05461
    Email: lakeiroquoisassociation@gmail.com

    Lamoille County NRCD & Lamoille Watershed Initiative
    Kimberly Komer
    109 Professional Building, Suite 2
    Morrisville, VT 05661
    802-888-9218 Ext. 113
    Email: kimberly.komer@vt.nacdnet.net

    Lamoille River Anglers Association
    Dave Hosmer, Acting President
    128 Worcester Road
    PO Box 134
    Stowe, VT 05672
    802-253-0810
    Email: hosmer@schoolph.umass.edu

    Lewis Creek Association
    Marty Illick, Executive Director
    442 Lewis Creek Road
    Charlotte, VT 05462
    802-425-2002
    Email: martyillick@gmail.com

    Middlebury River Watershed Partnership
    68 Catamount Park, Suite B
    Middlebury, VT 05753
    802-388-6746 Ext. 5
    Email: mrwpcoordinator@yahoo.com

    Missisquoi River Basin Association
    Lindsey Wight
    9534 Route 36
    Unit 5
    East Fairfield, VT 05448
    802-827-3360
    Email: mrba@pshift.com

    New Haven River Anglers Association
    Brian Cadoret, Education Chair
    305 Meehan Road
    Bristol, VT 05443
    802-453-3899
    Email: b_cadoret@yahoo.com

    Poultney-Mettowee NRCD
    Hilary Solomon, District Manager
    PO Box 196
    66 Beaman Street
    Poultney, VT 05764
    802-287-8339
    Email: pmnrcd@gmail.com

    The PMNRCD is an umbrella organization for the Poultney-Mettowee Watershed Partnership, and serves on the board for the Friends of Southern Lake Champlain.

    South Chittenden Riverwatch
    Bill Hoadley
    281 Woodbine Road
    Shelburne, VT 05482
    802-985-5736
    Email: ahoadley@comcast.net

    St. Albans Bay Area Watershed Association
    PO Box 1567
    St. Albans, VT 05478
    Email: info@saintalbanswatershed.org

    The Watershed Center (Little Otter Creek)
    Craig Miner
    13 Maple Manor
    Vergennes, VT 05491
    802-877-2469
    Email: newminer1974@msn.com

    Upper Otter Creek Watershed Council
    Nanci McGuire, District Manager of Rutland Natural Resource Conservation District
    170 South Main Street
    Rutland, VT 05701
    802-775-7192
    Email: nanci-mcguire@vt.nacdnet.org

    Vermont River Conservancy
    Steve Libby, Executive Director
    29 Main Street, Suite 11
    Montpelier, VT 05602
    802-229-0820
    Email: vrc@vermontriverconservancy.org

    Voice for the Potash Brook Watershed
    Sharon Behar
    108 Central Avenue
    South Burlington, VT 05403
    802-862-3830
    Email: sharon.behar@gmail.com

    Watersheds United Vermont
    Ann Ingerson, Program Coordinator
    Email: watershedsunited@gmail.com

    Winooski NRCD
    Corrina Parnapy, District Manager
    617 Cornstock Road, Suite 1
    Berlin, VT 05602
    802-828-4493 Ext. 110
    Email: corrina@winooskinrcd.org

    New York

    Augur Lake Property Owners Association
    c/o Paul Knott
    52 Lewis Rd.
    Keeseville, NY  122944

    AuSable River Association
    Kelley Tucker, Executive Director
    P.O. Box 8
    Wilmington, NY 12997
    518-873-3752
    Email: info@ausableriver.org

    Boquet River Association
    Anita Deming, Board President
    PO Box 374
    Elizabethtown, NY 12932
    518-962-4810 x409
    Email: info@boquetriver.org

    Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York (CWICNY)
    Dave Reckahn, President
    Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District
    3 Sisco Street
    Westport, NY 12993
    518-962-8225
    Email: dreckahn@westelcom.com

    FUND for Lake George
    Eric Siy
    PO Box 352
    2199a Route 9
    Lake George, NY 12845
    518-668-9700
    Email: info@fundforlakegeorge.org

    Glen Lake Protective Association
    c/o Paul Derby
    86 Ash DR.
    Lake George, NY 12845

    Lake Champlain Chapter Trout Unlimited
    Bill Wellman
    7 Helen Street
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901
    518-593-7748
    Email: wellman1985@charter.net

    Lake Champlain Committee
    Lori Fisher, Executive Director
    208 Flynn Avenue
    Building 3, Studio 3F
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-658-1414
    Email: lorif@lakechamplaincommittee.org

    LCC is a bi-state organization whose focus is the entire Lake Champlain watershed

    Lake Colby Association
    Nancy R. Keet, President
    PO Box 934
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    518-891-0972
    Email: info@lakecolby.org

    Lake George Association, Inc.
    Walter Lender, Executive Director
    PO Box 408
    Lake George, NY 12845
    518-668-3558
    Email: wlender@lakegeorgeassociation.org

    Lake George Waterkeeper
    Chris Navitsky
    PO Box 591
    2199a Route 9
    Lake George, NY 12845
    518-668-5913
    Email: info@lakegeorgewaterkeeper.org

    Lake Hadlock Association
    c/o Salvadore Ricciardone, Jr.
    11 Merrill RD
    Flemington, NJ 08822

    Lincoln Pond Association
    Gerry Zahavi, President
    4172 Lincoln Pond Road
    New Russia, NY 12964
    518-942-5933
    Email: gzahavi@albany.edu

    Mirror Lake Watershed Association
    Bill Billerman, Chair
    PO Box 1300
    Lake Placid, NY 12946
    518-523-8925
    Email: bbillerman@netscape.net

    NYS Federation of Lake Associations, Inc.
    Nancy J. Mueller, Manager
    P.O. Box 84
    LaFayette, NY 13084
    (800)796-3652
    Email: fola@nysfola.org

    Protective Association of Lake Sunnyside
    c/o Bob Huntz
    65 Sunnyside RD
    Queensbury, NY 12804

    Saranac Lake River Corridor Commission
    Jeremey Evans, Community Development Director
    39 Main Street, Suite 9
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2294
    518-891-4150 Ext. 235
    Email: comdev@saranaclakeny.gov

    Shore Owners’ Association of Lake Placid
    Nicole Broderick
    PO Box 1235
    Lake Placid, NY 12946-1235
    518-523-1446
    Email: lpsoa@northwoodschool.com

    St. Regis Property Owners Association
    John Quenell, Supervisor
    PO Box 255
    Paul Smith, NY 12970
    518-327-3259
    Email: quenell-john@northnet.org

    Upper Saranac Lake Association
    Ron Otten, President
    PO Box 872
    Saranac Lake, NY 12983
    518-796-1052
    Email: president@uppersaranac.com

    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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