Clean Water

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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    Diving In: Rowing to a Thriving Community

    January 6, 2017 – 

    In the summer of 2015, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum brought community rowing to the village of Champlain, NY. The pilot project became the focus of a popular community gathering, with dozens of citizens coming out on Friday evenings to picnic and row a replica of an historic rowing gig on the Chazy River. Participants […]

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    Diving In: Planting for the Future

    October 13, 2016 – 

    Volunteers working with the Lake Champlain Land Trust plant saplings to help stabilize the banks of the Laplatte River at the Vermont Zen Center in Shelburne, Vermont. The saplings were provided by the Intervale Conservation Nursery. The project, funded in part by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program, highlights the effectiveness of […]

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    Diving In: Learning on the LaPlatte

    July 22, 2016 – 

    Students from the Shelburne Community School learned about stream health and lake ecology on the LaPlatte River with the University of Vermont Watershed Alliance last fall. It’s just one of the ways that organizations in the Lake Champlain Basin are working to engage citizens in classrooms and in the community to protect the watershed. View […]

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    World Water Day 2016 Entries

    March 22, 2016 – 

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    Video: Talking Water on the Streets of the Lake Champlain Basin

    April 1, 2015 – 

    The LCBP hit the streets of Plattsburgh, NY and Burlington, VT in summer 2014 to talk about water quality with the public. We asked people where they thought the water in Lake Champlain comes from and what they think the average person can do to help improve water quality in the Basin.

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    Diving In: Citizen Action for a Healthy Lake

    October 7, 2014 – 

    This video series developed by the LCBP and produced by Peregrine Productions highlights the many ways that citizens are learning about and helping to protect water quality and habitat in the Lake Champlain Basin. The videos showcase opportunities for citizen action and the efforts of local watershed organizations to engage students and community members.

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    Video: Our Lake

    April 23, 2014 – 

    This winning entry to the Champlain Basin Education Initiative‘s “Celebrate Water!” student contest was submitted by a fourth-grade class from Champlain Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont. The contest was held as part of CBEI’s inaugural World Water Day event in March 2014.

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    Photo Gallery: First and Last Light in the Basin

    January 9, 2014 – 

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    Photo Gallery: Where is Your Favorite Place in the Basin?

    December 18, 2013 – 

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    Animation: Home Stormwater Reduction Tips

    March 22, 2013 – 

    When rain falls on hard or “impervious” surfaces like roofs, driveways, and sidewalks it runs into the storm drain system. Every time it rains, the volume of stormwater flowing into our waterways increases, causing stream bank erosion and water pollution.Try this interactive home improvement animation to learn some easy, inexpensive and even beautiful tips to […]

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