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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    Teachers to Connect Students with Communities using Digital Tools

    January 23, 2018 – 

    Many is the parent that bemoans the ways that digital gadgets and electronic media distract and disconnect their kids from the world around them. And often for good reason. But on February 8, the Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) will sponsor a workshop at the St. Albans Museum that helps to turn this frustration on […]

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    LCBP Teams with ECO AmeriCorps to Build Lake Champlain Summer Camp Programs

    December 7, 2017 – 

    Corey Aydlett, a Vermont ECO AmeriCorps member, is serving with the Lake Champlain Basin Program through August 2018. His primary task as an LCBP Education and Outreach Assistant is to create a series of lake-related student activities to be incorporated into summer camp programs. “I’m committed to creating opportunities in environmental education for youth in […]

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    LCBP Issues Two Requests for Proposals

    October 19, 2017 – 

    New funds available for projects that reduce pollution to waterways in the Lake Champlain Basin The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for projects that will reduce pollution to Lake Champlain. These RFPs target innovative projects that reduce the amount of phosphorus that enters Lake Champlain from agricultural sources, […]

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    News Release: Champlain Canal Barrier Feasibility Study Targets Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention

    October 3, 2017 – 

    Joint News Release For Release: Immediate Regarding:  Lake Champlain Basin Program provides match to support New York State Canal Corporation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Champlain Canal Barrier Feasibility Study to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species Date: October 3, 2017 Contact:  Meg Modley, LCBP/NEIWPCC AIS Management Coordinator, at (802) 372-3213; Daria Mazey, […]

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    News Release: LCBP Offers up to $500,000 for Local Grant Projects

    October 2, 2017 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) recognizes the important role that local organizations, municipalities and educational institutions provide in implementing projects that improve the Lake’s health over time or strengthen our cultural heritage in the region. The Program is seeking proposals for projects that help implement Opportunities for Action, the long-term management plan for Lake […]

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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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    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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    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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