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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]