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.

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    Vermont CAC Meeting Rescheduled

    February 16, 2017 – 

    The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting, including the presentation of the draft Opportunities for Action by Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) Executive Director Eric Howe, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 21st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.

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    LCBP 2016 Summary Report of Activities

    March 17, 2017 – 

    The LCBP has released an summary annual report which highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. The appendix to this report includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP received […]

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    LCBP Launches Meet the Scientists page

    February 21, 2017 – 

    The LCBP has launched “Meet the Scientists,” a web page that connects the media and others with experts in a broad range of lake-related disciplines. These experts, many of whom help to inform and guide the LCBP’s work by serving on advisory and partnership committees, can provide recent science-based information around lake and watershed issues. […]

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    USFWS Blog: A fish points to the future in Lake Champlain

    February 17, 2017 – 

    This is the final installment in a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on its journey upstream to spawn in a tributary of Lake Champlain driven by its instincts (and a pickup truck). Learn why this species disappeared from the lake in the 19th century, and how it is making a comeback today thanks to […]

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    LCBP Hosts Love the Lake Program: A Tale of Three Gunboats

    February 9, 2017 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host A Tale of Three Gunboats, by Arthur B. Cohn, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the LCBP office in Grand Isle, VT. Art Cohn is the Co-founder and Director Emeritus for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and a Research Fellow, William Clements Library, the University of Michigan. So […]

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    LCBP’s Love the Lake Series to Kick Off Feb. 16

    February 7, 2017 – 

    Please join us on Thursday evenings this winter for homemade desserts and fascinating talks about Lake Champlain.

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    USFWS Blog: Taking cues from nature to advance salmon restoration

    February 7, 2017 – 

    This is the fourth feature in a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on its journey upstream to spawn in a tributary of Lake Champlain driven by its instincts (and a pickup truck). Learn why this species disappeared from the lake in the 19th century, and how it is making a comeback today thanks to collaboration […]

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    LCBP Technical Report: Organic Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Lake Champlain Basin: A Review of Current Knowledge, 2016

    January 30, 2017 – 

    In recent years there has been increasing concern nationwide about the amount of unregulated organic pollutants entering surface waters from storm drains, wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs), and agricultural activities. The presence, environmental fate, and effects of these Organic Contaminants of Emerging Concern (OCECs) have received widespread attention in the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Basin and […]

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    News Release: LCBP and Vermont Law School to host Lake Champlain briefing for Vermont legislature and Scott administration staff on Feb. 2, 2017

    January 27, 2017 – 

    Contact: Eric Howe, LCBP Program Director (802) 372-3213 David Mears, Vice Dean, Vermont Law School (802) 831-1136 Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and Vermont Law School (VLS) are pleased to announce a “Learning Session” to provide Vermont state-elected and appointed leaders with a briefing by experts in the areas of […]

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    News Release: Lake Champlain Basin Program Welcomes Input on Opportunities for Action, an Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin

    January 27, 2017 – 

    LCBP announces the opening of a public comment period for the draft Opportunities for Action, an Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin. Today the Lake Champlain Basin Program released a draft Opportunities for Action, LCBP’s management plan for Lake Champlain. The draft plan can be found on http://www.lcbp.org/draftofa17/ or a hardcopy […]

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