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 Us

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    More than 300 shipwrecks have been found in Lake Champlain. Some of these shipwrecks are in the Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve and can be visited by scuba divers.
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    Employment Opportunities

    Watershed Model Demo

    Resource Room staffer Laura Hollowell demonstrates a watershed model during the Conservation Field Day at the Winooski Valley Park District. Photo: WVPD

    Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Stewards

    Grand Isle and Burlington, Vermont

    New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking creative stewards to work with LCBP’s Education and Outreach team on a variety of projects. The stewards may work up to forty (40) hours per week, including evening and weekend hours, from mid-May through September.

    The Education and Outreach Stewards will perform many tasks, including staffing outreach events in New York, Vermont and possibly Québec including transporting and setting up exhibits for public programs. Stewards will provide coverage in the LCBP Resource Room within ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, at summer camps and other venues throughout the watershed. Stewards will assist LCBP staff with meetings, print material preparation, and social media content.

    The successful candidates will have solid communication skills along with attention to detail. Coursework or demonstrated passionate interest in Lake Champlain and watershed issues covered in the 2018 State of the Lake report desired. The ability to interact positively with the public at informal outreach events and in the LCBP Resource Room required. Photography skills a plus. Completion of at least junior year of college recommended.

    Please send cover letter and résumé in .pdf or Microsoft Word format by March 22, 2019 to Please reference position number 19-LCBP-003 in the subject line.

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    Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) are seeking part-time boat launch stewards to deliver interpretive invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters on Lake Champlain during the summer of 2019 and to inspect and decontaminate vessels as appropriate.

    Boat Launch Stewards will interact with the public and gather lake-user information on mobile tablets while greeting visitors to Lake Champlain. Their primary duty will be to familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species information. Some boat launch stewards will be trained to conduct watercraft inspections and hot water high-pressure decontaminations as necessary. This will include set up, operation, and maintenance of the decontamination units. Stewards will be requested to work eight-hour days for approximately thirty-two hours per week at select boat launches around Lake Champlain from Memorial Day through Labor Day; weekend work is required. Time off by prior arrangement can be accommodated. Mandatory training will take place the week of May 13th, 2019 for one day in Vermont and the week of May 20th for three days at the LCBP office in Grand Isle, Vermont and at the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute in Paul Smiths, New York. We will attempt to locate stewards at suitable public launch sites within a reasonable distance from their place of residence, but some travel should be expected.

    The successful candidate will be well organized and have excellent communication skills, experience speaking with the public, demonstrated data collection and recording, familiarity with invasive species, and field work experience. Candidates will be comfortable working in the field and have the physical capability to inspect trailered watercraft. Experience operating watercraft and /or motorized equipment and basic familiarity with boaters, anglers, and recreational equipment will be useful. Highly motivated individuals with familiarity with aquatic invasive species and/or water recreation experience are encouraged to apply. Driver’s license required.

    Please send a resume, letter of interest including a description of relevant experience, and the names and contact information of two or more references by Friday, April 5, 2019  to In the email subject line, please reference position #19-LCBP-002

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    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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    Lake Champlain Basin Program
    54 West Shore Road
    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    800-468-5227 (NY & VT)
    or 802-372-3213