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?

    Lake Champlain is 120 miles (193 kilometers) long.
    Find out 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. Committee members are appointed by the LCBP Steering Committee, not as stakeholder representatives, but rather as individual professionals with expertise needed to advise on implementation of the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan.  Specific functions of the HAPAC include:

    • Presenting the CVNHP staff and the Steering Committee with sound advice concerning cultural heritage and recreational initiatives to be used in its decision-making process;
    • Advising the Steering Committee about emerging issues, related management implications, and research or actions needed to address those issues;
    • Advising the Steering Committee and staff regarding opportunities for trans-boundary partnerships, key partnerships, and cooperative projects both within the CVNHP and with adjacent areas; and
    • Assessing the technical merit of LCBP/CVNHP-funded cultural heritage and recreation proposals, workplans, studies, and reports when requested.


    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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