Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program to Host Four Speakers for Love the Lake Series

Grand Isle, VT – The Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program will host four speakers from Vermont and New York to share their knowledge about Lake Champlain’s cultural and natural resources. These FREE public presentations will be held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning February 22nd and continuing through March 14th.

Please join us at the Lake Champlain Basin Program Office, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont, located just north of the Grand Isle ferry entrance.

  • Thursday, February 22nd: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – A Perspective on Invasive Species, Dr. Ellen Marsden, Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of Vermont
  • Thursday, February 29th: Is Adirondack Old Growth Forest Important for Lake Champlain Health? Daniel Spada, Environmental Consultant and Botanist, Tupper Lake, NY
  • Thursday, March 7th: Exploring Water Quality Impacts of the July 2023 Storm in the Lake Champlain Basin, Dr. Matthew Vaughan, Chief Scientist, Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Thursday, March 14th: Underwater Archaeology of the Revolution: Current and Future Research on Lake Champlain, Chris Sabick, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 

Coffee, tea, and homemade desserts will be served. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program at (802) 372-3213 or email Madeline Reilly at Those that wish to join virtually can join with this Zoom link (pre-registration is required):


The Lake Champlain Basin Program coordinates and funds efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. The program works in partnership with federal agencies, state and provincial agencies from New York, Vermont, and Québec, local communities, businesses, and citizen groups. NEIWPCC—a regional commission that helps the states of the Northeast preserve and advance water quality—serves as the primary program administrator of LCBP at the request of the Lake Champlain Steering Committee and administers the program’s personnel, finances, and contracts. NEIWPCC is a program partner of LCBP. For further information, contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT at (802) 372-3213 / (800) 468-5227 or visit

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