The national events of 2020 revitalized a civil rights movement in the United States. The Lake Champlain Basin Program, along with our partners, is taking active steps to listen and learn from communities in the Basin as we tackle these challenges together.
The 1990 Lake Champlain Special Designation Act (Public Law 101-596), which marked Lake Champlain as a resource of national significance, was passed to “bring together people with diverse interests in the Lake to create a comprehensive pollution prevention, control, and restoration plan for protecting the future of the Lake Champlain basin.” The LCBP was formed to coordinate the management of the Lake Champlain watershed, and support research and grants to achieve clean water and recreation opportunities for all.
LCBP is closely reviewing the Program’s science-based, non-advocacy work to ensure we are truly meeting this mandate.
The Lake Champlain Steering Committee and the Staff of the Lake Champlain Basin Program commit to:
LCBP’s commitment to enhancing participation from all communities will be integrated into our long-term approach to managing the Basin. These commitments are as much a part of the fabric of the organization as the financial, technical, and educational support that we have provided for nearly 30 years. The LCBP also will track our progress toward these goals. Please refer back to this page for future updates.
The LCBP has launched new diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts: