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 Champlain Basin has more than 300,000 acres of wetlands. Since colonial settlement, an estimated 50% of the Basin's wetlands have been lost to development and draining.
    Find out more

    Watershed Environmental Assistance Program

    Lake Champlain Basin Program Announcement
    In partnership with
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Invitation for Letters of Request

    Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program is pleased to invite Letters of Request for Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin. Rather than cash awards, this program is for awards of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers services. Any municipal entity, state or interstate agency, Native American nation, or qualifying non-profit organization within the Lake Champlain Watershed is eligible.

    An informational workshop was held on October 28, 2020. Workshops are held two times a year and you can reach out at any time to LCBP or USACE with questions.

    About the Program

    In December 2000, Public Law #106-541, the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (WRDA 2000) was signed by the President. Section 542 of WRDA 2000 authorized the Secretary of the Army to establish a program for providing environmental assistance to non-Federal interests in the Lake Champlain Watershed through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Congress is authorized to appropriate up to $20,000,000 to carry out this program; funds will remain available until fully expended. The goal of the Lake Champlain Watershed Environmental Assistance Program is to provide assistance with planning, designing and implementation of large scale projects that protect and enhance water quality, water supply, ecosystem integrity and other water related issues within the watershed. The LCBP is the administrative partner of the USACE to implement this program under the terms of the General Management Plan.

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    Current Projects

    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