Clean Water
Matters!

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.

    Education

    Did You Know?

    Anglers spent $205 million on goods related to fishing Lake Champlain in a year, according to a 2000 recreation and tourism study.
    Find out more

    Educator Programs

    cbeiCBEI workshops feature diverse and exciting presentations by local experts on topics such as current events, water quality, fish and wildlife, lake history, and field explorations/monitoring. Since 1992, more than 650 educators have participated in CBEI workshops and forums. Learn more about CBEI at WatershED Matters, a website devoted to watershed education in the Lake Champlain Basin and beyond.

    “Watershed for Every Classroom” 2016/2017 Educator Graduate-Level course

    The most recent program for educators is “A Watershed for Every Classroom” (WEC). This year-long professional development experience for educators in the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont, New York and Québec) offers teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting place-based curriculum. Course sessions are held in July, October, February, and May. The next WEC session will begin in July 2016.

    Watershed For Every Classroom 2016-2017 Informational Flyer
    Watershed for Every Classroom 2016-2017 Registration

    The schedule is:
    Monday–Friday, July 11-15, 2016 (with one overnight in the Adirondacks)
    Friday-Saturday, October 14-16, 2016 (one overnight in northern Basin)
    Friday, January 27, 2017
    Friday, March 18, 2017
    Friday-Saturday, May 12-3, 2017 (one overnight location TBA)

    2014-2015 WEC Session
    Check out our Mixbook from the 2014-2015 session to get an idea of how we spend our time together:

    View the full agenda of July 2014 through May 2015 sessions>>
    View our Facebook photo gallery of the summer 2014 session >>

    View upcoming workshop opportunities and WEC alumni events at WatershED Matters.

    Contact Colleen Hickey for information about future workshops.

    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2015 State of the Lake report. Read about trends in key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Read the State of the Lake report

    Volunteers

    Make Some Waves

    From using lake-friendly cleaning products to volunteering with a local watershed group, you can help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin. Find out how you can get involved

    Track Our Progress

    Track Our Progress

    Explore the goals and actions of our partners and track our progress online with the Opportunities for Action website. View Opportunities for Action

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