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.

    What’s New

    December 14, 2017

    Lake Champlain Research Conference

    January 8-9, 2018 | Davis Center, University of Vermont REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Registration...

    December 7, 2017

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

    Corey Aydlett, a Vermont ECO AmeriCorps member, is serving with the Lake Champlain Basin...

    November 9, 2017

    Diving In: Raising Salmon in the Classroom

    Students from Westport and WIllsboro, NY learned about the salmon life cycle and habitat...

    November 9, 2017

    Vermont CAC Meeting – November 13

    Presentations on Pharmaceuticals, Organic Contaminants, and Pesticide Regulation. The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee will...

    October 19, 2017

    LCBP Issues Two Requests for Proposals

    New funds available for projects that reduce pollution to waterways in the Lake Champlain...

    October 3, 2017

    News Release: Champlain Canal Barrier Feasibility Study Targets Aquatic Invasiv...

    Joint News Release For Release: Immediate Regarding:  Lake Champlain Basin Program provides match to...

    October 2, 2017

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

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) recognizes the important role that local organizations, municipalities...

    September 27, 2017

    Press Release: Heat Wave Increases Cyanobacteria Blooms in Lake Champlain

    Grand Isle, VT – During the past three days, from September 24-26th, a record-setting...

    September 20, 2017

    News Release: Lake Champlain Basin Program Seeks Technical Project Pre-Proposals

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in conjunction with the New England Interstate Water...

    September 18, 2017

    Recording fish data

    Meetings to review LCBP RFPs and Proposal Process

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host two informational meetings to review several upcoming...

    Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm Davis Center
    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Registration Portal: Focusing on the past, present, and particularly the future of the Lake, the conference will include interdisciplinary sessions on climate change, cyanobacteria, native fish restoration, contaminants and toxins,[...]
    Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm North Country Creamery
    Ashlee Kleinhammer, North Country Creamery, is hosting a round table discussion with graziers as a follow up to the Advanced Grazing Workshop (held this past fall). The focus of the event will be to discuss[...]
    Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – Apr 11 @ 3:30 pm TBA Vermont

    August 8, 2017

    August 2017 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    LCBP Releases Opportunities for Action 2017 • NEIWPCC Under New Leadership • Draft Lake...

    March 31, 2017

    March 2017 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    LCBP Welcomes Ellen Kujawa • Report of Activities • OFA Revision • World Water...

    March 17, 2017

    LCBP 2016 Report of Activities

    The LCBP has released an summary report of activities that highlights LCBP projects that...

    February 7, 2017

    USFWS Blog: Taking cues from nature to advance salmon restoration

    This is the fourth feature in a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on its...

    January 30, 2017

    LCBP Technical Report: Organic Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Lake Cham...

    In recent years there has been increasing concern nationwide about the amount of unregulated...

    January 26, 2017

    USFWS Blog: Hatching a Plan to Save Salmon

    This is the third feature in a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on...

    January 19, 2017

    USFWS Blog: A new hope surfaces for salmon restoration

    This is the second feature in a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on...

    January 12, 2017

    USFWS Blog: Joining Forces in the Upstream Battle for Salmon

    This is the second feature in a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on...

    January 9, 2017

    LCBP Technical Report: Flood Recovery Training Modules

    Prepared by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., October 2016 This project consisted of the Development...

    January 5, 2017

    LCBP Technical Report: Tile Drainage Literature Review

    Prepared by Stone Environmental, Inc., November 2016 Executive Summary Tile drainage works by providing...

    Diving In: Citizen Action for a Healthy Lake

    This video series highlights the many ways citizens are learning about and helping to protect the Basin. Local organizations offer opportunities for action through volunteer work, education, and recreation programs.
    Get Involved!
    View more Diving In videos

    What is the State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in our 2015 State of the Lake report. Read reports on water quality and other environmental issues facing the lake.
    Find out more

    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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