Lake Champlain Basin Program to Release New Report on Lake Health

Staff from the Patrick Leahy Lake Champlain Basin Program and invited speakers will introduce the Lake Champlain 2024 State of the Lake and Ecosystem Indicators Report on June 5, 2024. The State of the Lake Report is released every three years to provide an update on the condition of the Lake’s waters and ecosystem. Speakers will highlight key successes and challenges in the Lake’s management.

Lake Champlain 2024 State of the Lake Report Release


  • Dr. Eric Howe, NEIWPCC Program Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program & Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership
  • David Cash, EPA Region 1 Administrator
  • Rick Balla, EPA Region 2 Watershed Management Branch Supervisor
  • Laurence Gagnon, Chief of Staff, Québec Delegate to New England
  • Julie Moore, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Katie Petronis, NYS DEC Deputy Commissioner of Natural Resources
  • Dennis Lutz, NEIWPCC Vermont Commissioner
  • Dr. Matthew Vaughan, Chief Scientist, Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • Colleen Hickey, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Lake Champlain Basin Program

June 5, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

LCBP Offices at 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT

The Lake Champlain State of the Lake Report is the most comprehensive assessment of the health of Lake Champlain available. It reflects the most current scientific data and resource management approaches. The report is informed by the expertise of dozens of scientific and resource management partners.


The Patrick Leahy 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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