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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    Press Release: Heat Wave Increases Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Champlain

    September 27, 2017 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – During the past three days, from September 24-26th, a record-setting heat wave has hit the Champlain Valley late in the recreation season in upstate New York and Vermont. The high temperatures, calm waters, sunshine and the nutrients washed into waterways over the rainy summer have combined to promote cyanobacteria blooms along […]

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    News Release: Lake Champlain Basin Program Seeks Technical Project Pre-Proposals

    September 20, 2017 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in conjunction with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is pleased to announce a Request for Technical Pre-Proposals for services to further the goals and objectives of the Lake Champlain management plan Opportunities for Action. The total request for each project may range from $25,000 to […]

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    Meetings to review LCBP RFPs and Proposal Process

    September 18, 2017 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host two informational meetings to review several upcoming technical project grant opportunities, and to review a new process for developing proposals for these projects. We encourage all potential applicants who may propose technical projects with budgets over $25,000 to attend one of these meetings. Partners applying for local implementation […]

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    LCBP to Host Clean Water Week Events

    August 16, 2017 – 

    LCBP to Celebrate Clean Water Grand Isle, VT – The LCBP will participate in the celebration of Vermont Clean Water Week with four events in the Lake Champlain watershed. As the summer begins to wind down, these events offer opportunities to learn and reflect on the importance of Lake Champlain and other water bodies. Governor […]

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    August 2017 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    August 8, 2017 – 

    LCBP Releases Opportunities for Action 2017 • NEIWPCC Under New Leadership • Draft Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Plan Release • more…

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    Teachers to Love the Lake at End-of-Summer Workshop

    August 7, 2017 – 

    Just in time for the start of the school year, educators can get their feet wet and hands dirty learning about the creatures that call Lake Champlain home and a variety of other reasons to get out and Love the Lake with their students. The Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) will host a professional development […]

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    Lake Champlain Basin Program Releases Lake Management Plan Opportunities for Action

    June 19, 2017 – 

    Today the Lake Champlain Basin Program released a new version of Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin. The management plan will guide the LCBP’s work over the next five years to improve and restore water quality and ecosystem integrity in the watershed. It lays out objectives and […]

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    Opportunities for Action 2017 Released

    June 19, 2017 – 

    The LCPB has released the new version of the Lake Champlain management plan Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin. OFA will guide the LCBP’s work over the next five years to improve and restore water quality and ecosystem integrity in the watershed. It lays out objectives and […]

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    GI Series: In-Person O&M Session in Plattsburgh

    June 5, 2017 – 

    The June 15 installment of the LCBP’s Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management series will be an in-person session in Plattsburgh, NY. The session will focus on operation and maintenance, and will include a tour of the U.S. Oval bioretention facility. The session is part of a series of webinars hosted by the LCBP and presented […]

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    News Release: LCBP to Host Green Infrastructure Webinar Series

    May 31, 2017 – 

    New York Municipal Officials to Benefit from Green Infrastructure Webinars Grand Isle, VT – As recent spring rains and winter snowmelt have driven Lake Champlain water levels to flood stage, municipalities continue to work to slow the flow of water downstream. The Lake Champlain Basin Program has released a new Green Infrastructure guidance manual and […]

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