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.

    About the Basin

    Rich in history,
    Beautiful by Nature

    Lake Champlain is at the heart of a region with a rich natural and cultural heritage and a strong sense of place. Draining more than 8,000 square miles of mountains, farmlands, and vibrant communities, the Lake ties diverse ecosystems and natural communities. These natural assets have sustained the Basin’s inhabitants for centuries, and the Lake has been central to the region’s history. Today, it binds two nations and three “states,” continuing to provide sustenance—as well as inspiration and rejuvenation—for residents and visitors.

    A Vibrant Region

    From lakeshore to mountain summit, the Basin offers a unique tapestry of natural and cultural landscapes. More

    Fort Ticonderoga reenactment


    Take a trip through 600 million years of history with our timeline of the Lake Champlain Basin. More

    Basin Facts

    At 120 miles long, up to 400 feet deep and 12 miles across, the Lake is full of interesting facts. More

    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2018 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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    Grand Isle, VT 05458
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