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.

    What’s New

    January 3, 2020

    January 2020 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    LCBP Boat Launch Steward Intercepts Hydrilla • USACE Tours Lake Champlain Basin Projects •...

    December 19, 2019

    LCBP Offers Education and Outreach and Organizational Support Grants for Local W...

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks education and outreach proposals for projects that inform...

    October 22, 2019

    Lake Champlain Steward Intercepts Hydrilla

    “Clean, Drain and Dry” is the motto for boaters across the Lake Champlain basin. ...

    September 30, 2019

    International Year of the Salmon

    The International Year of the Salmon is an initiative to stimulate outreach and research...

    September 16, 2019

    LCBP Offers $500,000 in Grants for Local Projects

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks proposals for projects that improve water quality and...

    September 13, 2019

    Diving In: Pulling Together for a Healthy Lake

    Volunteers work with the LCBP and partners to pull invasive aquatic plants from infested...

    September 4, 2019

    News Release: Army Corps of Engineers to View Watershed Restoration Projects in ...

    Grand Isle, VT – Commander Thomas D. Asbery and support staff from the New...

    September 3, 2019

    News Release: LCBP and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Invite Letters of Request f...

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in partnership with the...

    August 21, 2019

    News Release: LCBP Seeks Proposals for Projects to Reduce Pollution

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for projects...

    August 1, 2019

    Summer 2019 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    Cyanobacteria Season Gets an Early Start • Fishhook Waterflea Infests Lake Champlain • LCBP...

    Feb
    20
    Thu
    Love the Lake Speaker Series–Woman Suffrage
    Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Love the Lake Speaker Series--Woman Suffrage

    The public is invited to join LCBP for homemade desserts, tea, coffee and lively conversation about Lake Champlain. This week features Helen Nerska from the Clinton County Historical Association.  Her talk is entitled, “Clinton County’s Battle for Woman Suffrage”. Flyer and schedule here.

    Please join us at our office in the Gordon Center House, just a short walk from the LCT ferry.

    Feb
    27
    Thu
    Love the Lake Speaker Series–Temperance & Prohibition
    Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Love the Lake Speaker Series--Temperance & Prohibition

    The public is invited to join LCBP for homemade desserts, tea, coffee and lively conversation about Lake Champlain. This week features Susan Evans McClure from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.  Her talk is entitled, “Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley”. Flyer and schedule here.

    Please join us at our office in the Gordon Center House, just a short walk from the LCT ferry.

    Mar
    5
    Thu
    Love the Lake Speaker Series–Road Salt in Mirror Lake
    Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Love the Lake Speaker Series--Road Salt in Mirror Lake

    The public is invited to join us for homemade desserts, tea, coffee and lively conversation about Lake Champlain.  This week features Brendan Wiltse of Ausable River Association.  His talk is entitled, “Road Salt in Mirror Lake: How does it Impact Lake Trout Habitat?”  Flyer and schedule here.

    Please join us at our office in the Gordon Center House, just a short walk from the LCT ferry.

    Mar
    12
    Thu
    Love the Lake Speaker Series–Galick Archaeology Site
    Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Love the Lake Speaker Series--Galick Archaeology Site

    The public is invited to join us for homemade desserts, coffee, tea and lively conversation about Lake Champlain.  This week features Matt Moriarty of the Southern Champlain Historical Ecology Program.  His talk is entitled, “Gateway to the Lake: 10,000 Years at the Galick Archaeology Site”.  Flyer and schedule here.

    Please join us at our office in the Gordon Center House, just a short walk from the LCT ferry.

    Mar
    25
    Wed
    World Water Day Celebration @ Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
    Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

    Join the partners of the Champlain Basin Education Initiative for a World Water Day celebration! This event includes a gallery of student work from across the Lake Champlain Basin that celebrates water, a speaker, presentation of awards, and light refreshments.   More information, including flyer, contest rules, and video here.

    February 14, 2019

    Report of Activities Summary 2018

    The LCBP has released a report of activities highlighting LCBP projects that were in...

    August 21, 2018

    USFWS: Anglers Aiding Salmon Recovery

    For Anglers in Lake Champlain Basin, Salmon Fishing is a Science Most anglers remember...

    June 15, 2018

    State of the Lake 2018

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program released the 2018 State of the Lake and Ecosystem...

    April 13, 2018

    April 2018 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    LCBP FY2018 Budget Set  • Grant Awards Top $1.5 Million • Lake Champlain Research...

    April 12, 2018

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    LCBP 2017 Report of Activities

    The LCBP has released a report of activities highlighting LCBP projects that were in...

    December 28, 2017

    December 2017 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    LCBP Teams with ECO AmeriCorps • Boat Launch Steward Season in Review • Champlain...

    December 21, 2017

    Partners in Action

    The LCBP has produced a new publication that highlights the activities of U.S. federal...

    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...

    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.
    View more Diving In videos
    Get Involved!

    What is the State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in our 2018 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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