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

    Did You Know?

    The Lake provides drinking water for approximately 20 percent of the residents in the Lake Champlain Basin.
    Find out more


    An LCBP committee meeting

    The Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee advises the LCBP Steering Committee and staff on cultural heritage and recreation matters.

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program’s efforts are guided by the Lake Champlain Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is advised by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), an Education and Outreach Advisory Committee, a Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee, and Citizens Advisory Committees in New York, Vermont, and Québec. Committee meetings are open to the public; view the LCBP Meetings schedule and list of LCBP Committee members.

    Lake Champlain Steering Committee

    The Steering Committee serves as forum for information exchange and a mechanism to coordinate state and provincial policies and programs. Created by the Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Cooperation on the Management of Lake Champlain in 1988, it is the only formal, international, tri-party, government-based institution currently focused on Lake Champlain. More

    Citizens Advisory Committees

    The Citizens Advisory Committees (CACs) in New York, Québec, and Vermont were initially created by the Steering Committee. The CACs make recommendations on the condition and management of Lake Champlain to the Steering Committee. More

    Technical Advisory Committee

    The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is composed of professionals from academia, management agencies, and others. The TAC was appointed by the Steering Committee. More

    Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee

    The Heritage Area Program Advisory Committee (HAPAC) was established to provide implementation advice to the LCBP Steering Committee and staff on cultural heritage and recreation matters. More

    Education and Outreach Committee

    The Education and Outreach Committee is comprised of professionals from educational institutions, representatives of partner agencies and organizations, and members of the Citizens Advisory Committees (CACs). 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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