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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    LCBP and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Invite Letters of Request for Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin

    April 6, 2017 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is soliciting Letters of Request for watershed restoration projects. The Lake Champlain Watershed Environmental Assistance Program awards design and construction services provided by the New York District of the Corps. Letters of Request may be submitted at any time […]

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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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    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 or a hardcopy […]

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    News Release: LCBP to Evaluate Conservation Practices that Reduce Phosphorus Loss from Tile-Drained Agricultural Fields

    January 26, 2017 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) designed to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation practices in reducing phosphorus loss from tile-drained agricultural fields in the Lake Champlain Basin. Up to $240,000 is available for this project. With the […]

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    News Release: LCBP Seeks Innovative Phosphorus Reduction Projects from Agricultural Sources in St. Albans, Vermont

    November 1, 2016 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking innovative proposals to reduce phosphorus pollution from agricultural sources in the St. Albans Bay watershed. St. Albans Bay remains one of the most impaired regions of Lake Champlain though it contains just one-tenth of one percent of Lake Champlain’s water volume. Local residents and businesses along the […]

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    News Release: LCBP Seeks Projects for Best Management Practices to Reduce Pollution Grants up to $125,000 to be awarded

    October 27, 2016 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for services to support planning and implementation of best management practices to reduce pollution within the Lake Champlain watershed. Up to $490,000 is available to support these grants. Implementation projects to install best management practices will range from $50,000-$125,000, while project […]

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    News Release: LCBP Launches Citizen Action Video Series

    October 13, 2016 – 

    Citizens throughout the Lake Champlain Basin are diving in to do their part to help protect one of the region’s crown jewels. Volunteers are critical to the work dozens of watershed and community organizations do on behalf of Lake Champlain and its watershed. By getting involved in local projects, citizens learn about and help to […]

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    News Release: LCBP Seeks Local Grant Proposals

    September 21, 2016 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for local grants to support the implementation of the long-term management plan for Lake Champlain Opportunities for Action ( The LCBP anticipates awarding more than 50 grants totaling more than $750,000 dollars. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont was instrumental in securing funding for these awards, which […]

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    A Quest Awaits Visitors to the Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area

    September 21, 2016 – 

    Nicholas and Nicola Bell, with their baby Poppy, were the first people to complete a new quest that links Crown Point, NY with Chimney Point, VT. The British family followed clues on a Quest Map and answered seven riddles to obtain the quest’s treasure: a commemorative coin. The Bells, who were visiting from London, reported, […]

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