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.

    Get Involved

    Dive In!

    As much as residents and visitors rely on the Lake for sustenance, inspiration, and rejuvenation, the Lake relies on them. They—You!—are the key to the future health of the Lake Champlain Basin. Agencies and resource managers can’t do it by themselves. Find out how you can help.

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    What you can do

    Every person in the Basin can help improve water quality and habitat every day with small but significant actions. More

    Citizen participation

    Participate in a local group

    Local watershed organizations are a great way to learn about issues near you and contribute to solutions. More

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    Opportunities to help with projects that improve water quality and habitat abound throughout the Basin. More

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    EVents and Activities

    Lectures, festivals, and other events provide opportunities to learn and celebrate our natural and cultural heritage. More

    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


    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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