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
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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.

    Events & Activities FeedEvents & Activities

    Lake Shoreland Protection Public Meetings

    September 23, 2013 – 

    The Vermont General Assembly established the Lake Shoreland Protection Commission in Section E.126.1 of Act 50 of 2013 in order to: Provide information to the public regarding the current health of waters of the State, including the results of the 2012 Agency of Natural Resources’ State Water Quality Remediation, Implementation, and Funding Report; Inform the […]

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    October 1: Champlain Hudson Power Express Public Information Meeting

    September 16, 2013 – 

    SAVE THE DATE – October 1, 2013 The public, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and others interested in the plans for running an underwater power transmission line on the bottom of Lake Champlain from Canada to the southern end are invited to a Champlain Hudson Power Express Public Informational Meeting to learn more about this project and […]

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    September 20-22: 18th Annual Open Atlatl Weekend

    September 16, 2013 – 

    The event, one of the highlights of September’s Vermont Archaeology Month, includes an atlatl-making workshop on Friday, the main championship event on Saturday, and demonstrations and workshops about ancient crafts and skills on Saturday and Sunday.  The atlatl is an ancient tool used the world over before the bow and arrow to effectively project darts […]

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    September 22: Invasive Species Hike

    September 15, 2013 – 

    This year the Rokeby Museum’s annual hike will tackle invasive species with Brian Colleran, invasive species biologist with the State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Follow Colleran on an easy walk as he identifies various green invaders, explores their cultural and ecological contexts and discusses how to manage them. This free hike begins at 2pm; […]

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    September 28: Volunteer Tree Planting

    September 15, 2013 – 

    Celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping to restore riparian forests on the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge.  We will be planting native trees to bring back the floodplain forest community along the Missisquoi River, which will benefit a host of migratory birds, reduce forest fragmentation, and improve forest connectivity.  Meet at the Refuge Black Creek/Maquam […]

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    October 19: Our Common Planet Workshop

    September 13, 2013 – 

    Join the Champlain Basin Education Initiative partners and Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge educators at the Refuge in Swanton, VT for a workshop on watersheds. To register contact Dave Frisque, dave_frisque@fws.gov. Our Common Planet is a FREE workshop series presented by Vermont SWEEP, Shelburne Farms, and VT Agency of Education that is being offered to K-12 […]

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    September 18 and 25: Monarch Butterfly Tagging

    September 13, 2013 – 

    Drop by the North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier, VT any time between 3:30 and 5pm to catch, tag and release migrating monarchs. We’ll look for other butterflies and bugs as well.  There are nets to share, but bring one if you can. Suggested Donation: $5 adults, $3 child www.northbranchnaturecenter.org, (802) 229-6206

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    September 6-7: Archaeology Open House

    September 6, 2013 – 

    This summer, archaeologists have been working at Warren Falls, VT studying the area that will become a new parking area for visitors — and finding things!  Dave Lacy, United States Forest Service archaeologist, is hosting an “open house” at Warren Falls this Friday and Saturday (Sept 6-7) part of VT Archaeology Month.  http://www.vtarchaeology.org/ More information: […]

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    September 7: Rain Barrel Auction

    September 1, 2013 – 

    The rain barrels from the Connecting the Drops exhibit are being auctioned off during Art Hop, a 3-day celebration of art in Burlington’s South End  (http://seaba.com/art-hop/).  Connecting the Drops is an exhibit of rain barrels that have been decorated by local artists and placed along Church and College Streets to tell the story of stormwater […]

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    8/25/13: Lake Champlain Bridge Walking Tour

    August 18, 2013 – 

    Crown Point (NY) State Historic Site and the Chimney Point (VT) Historic Site have decided to join forces for a guided walk across the bridge that links the two sites and states.  The event will begin at the Crown Point State Historic Site Museum at 1pm Sunday August 25th. The cost is $6 for adults […]

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