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?

    Over 300 species of birds have been sighted in the Lake Champlain Basin, including species that pass through on the Atlantic Flyway, a migratory corridor for waterfowl and other birds.
    Find out more

    Grants and Requests for Proposals

    GPS data collection

    A grantee collects data on status of riparian tree planting. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Since 1992, the Lake Champlain Basin Program has awarded more than $8 million in local grants and funded more than eighty important research and demonstration projects about the Champlain Basin. The local grants are key to implementing the plan, Opportunities for Action at the grassroots level. Research and demonstration projects provide the sound science that is key to implementing the plan. Additional technical support to communities has been provided through the Watershed Environmental Assistance Program, in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

    LCBP Requests for Proposals

    Recording fish dataThe LCBP offers grants to support implementation of local projects that benefit the Lake, and funds scientific research that drives resource management in the Basin. View current RFPs.


    Other Grants

    VYCC crewOther on-going grants are available from the LCBP and its partners. View other grant opportunities.



    Grant Search

    Searching with binocularsWant to find out what has been funded in the past? Our grant database provides details about more than 970 past grants.
    Search the database.


    Grantee Toolkit

    AugerAlready awarded a grant and need help with the process? These guidance documents will help. Get tools and tips.

    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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