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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    December 5, 2017 – 

    Air temperature: 45 degrees. Water Temperature: 45 degrees. This guy really loves the lake! The misty City of Plattsburgh beckons a photographer and windsurfer on Cumberland Bay.

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    Lamoille River and Mt. Mansfield, Vermont in Autumn

    Autumn on the Lamoille

    October 16, 2017 – 

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    Sunset swim

    Sunset Swim

    August 11, 2017 – 

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    Storm Clouds

    July 12, 2017 – 

    Lake Champlain is the ideal place to watch awe-inspiring summer rain showers and thunderstorms.

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    May 15, 2017 – 

    The mallard is one of 32 duck species known to breed, overwinter, or pass through the Lake Champlain Basin on migration. Learn more about the birds of the Basin.

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    Can’t see the forest through the icicles?

    March 3, 2017 – 

    Photo: Elizabeth Lee – LCBP

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    pancake ice

    Mmmm… Pancakes!

    January 9, 2017 – 

    Pancake ice whets the appetite for winter near the Colchester Causeway. Photo: Elizabeth Lee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

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    “i” by Beaver Supermoon

    November 16, 2016 – 

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    How do you Mālama Honua?

    September 26, 2016 – 

    The question, posed by the Polynesian Voyaging Society, translates roughly to “How do you care for our Island Earth?” This guardian figurine cares for and protects the Hōkūleʻa, a traditional voyaging canoe that is circumnavigating the globe to discover how communities around the world are caring for the environment. The Hōkūleʻa made a stop this […]

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    Hop to it!

    July 22, 2016 – 

    There are ten species of frogs in the Lake Champlain Basin. Get out there and explore the lakes, streams, and marshes to see how many you can find! Learn more about Fish and Wildlife in the Basin, including a list of the amphibians and reptiles to be found. >>

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