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 fossil skeleton of a beluga whale was found in Charlotte, Vermont in 1849 - evidence that a cold inland sea filled the Champlain Valley after the Ice Age.
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    Other Grants


    YCC CrewThese mini-grants provide professional development funds for the staff and volunteers of qualified watershed organizations in the Lake Champlain Basin, to cover expenses such as travel, meals, registration and accommodations at meetings, conferences, workshops and other venues designed to enhance the organizations’ capacity to operate. Qualifying Organizations: Watershed types of organization within the Lake Champlain Basin may apply for Watershed Association Professional Development Mini-grants. Up to $500/year is available per organization subject to availability of funds. Please read the attached instructions for more details about qualifying.

    Watershed Environmental Assistance Program

    Rather than cash awards, this program awards US Army Corps of Engineers services. More

    Vermont Watershed Grant Applications Due January 15th

    The Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect and restore the state’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands, and enhance Vermonters’ understanding and enjoyment of these resources. Applications are due no later than Monday, January 15, 2018.

    Municipalities, local and regional government agencies, sporting clubs, non-profit organizations, and citizens groups are eligible to apply. The range of past projects is just as diverse, and has included invasive species education, shoreline vegetation restoration, and the removal of old dams and replacement of culverts to improve fish passage.

    For more information and to apply, visit the Vermont Watershed Grants Program webpage or contact Chris Saunders at (802) 343-5487.

    Ecosystem Restoration Grants Review Deadline January 31st

    The Clean Water Initiative Program is accepting Ecosystem Restoration Grant applications on a rolling basis. Applications received by January 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm will be included in the next review. Please visit the Clean Water Initiative Program Grants webpage for more details. For questions, contact Marli Rupe.

    For general information on other grant programs, please visit our Partner Grants page.

    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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