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.

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    Vermont CAC Meeting Rescheduled

    February 16, 2017 – 

    The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting, including the presentation of the draft Opportunities for Action by Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) Executive Director Eric Howe, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 21st, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.

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    Online Education Resources for Remote Learning

    April 3, 2020 – 

    The LCBP has compiled a list of online resources for remote and distance learning.

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    LCBP Produces TMDL Media Series

    March 22, 2020 – 

    The LCBP has developed animations and videos to explain the Lake Champlain phosphorus TMDL.

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    LCBP Awards Nearly $3 Million to Local Groups and Municipalities

    March 3, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program is awarding $2,933,352 in grants to communities and organizations in New York, Québec, and Vermont that are implementing projects to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Funding for these grants originates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the National Park Service. Senator […]

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    LCBP Seeks Proposals for Healthy Streams Marketing Program

    March 2, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for the development of a social marketing campaign to improve the health of streams and rivers that flow to Lake Champlain. Up to $50,000 is available to develop a Stream Wise Award Program that will encourage property owners and communities to take actions along river banks that […]

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    Road Salt in Mirror Lake: How does it Impact Lake Trout Habitat?

    March 2, 2020 – 

    If you’ve ever had day to explore beautiful downtown Lake Placid, NY, then you have probably seen Mirror Lake which is adjacent to Main Street. Mirror Lake receives its water from Mt. Whitney and Cobble Hill, eventually draining into the Chubb River, a major tributary to the West Branch of the Ausable River which flows […]

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    LCBP Seeks Proposals to Conduct Public Knowledge Survey

    February 21, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals to conduct a survey of the public’s knowledge of water quality issues in the Lake Champlain Basin. Up to $120,000 is available to support a project to begin in summer 2020 and conclude by summer 2022. The survey will assess the public’s knowledge about issues related to […]

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    LCBP Hosts Love the Lake Series ”Our Best Endeavors:” Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley

    February 21, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as she presents Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley on Thursday, February 27, 2020.  “When you think about ‘Prohibition,’ most people imagine gangster and bootleggers with tommy guns and fancy cars in the […]

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    January 2020 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    January 3, 2020 – 

    LCBP Boat Launch Steward Intercepts Hydrilla • USACE Tours Lake Champlain Basin Projects • LCBP and USACE Invite Letters of Request for Watershed Restoration Projects • more…

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    LCBP Offers Education and Outreach and Organizational Support Grants for Local Watershed Groups

    December 19, 2019 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks education and outreach proposals for projects that inform students or adults about key Lake Champlain Basin issues identified in the management plan Opportunities for Action. By developing awareness and knowledge about Basin issues, more informed decisions and constructive actions will benefit Lake Champlain. Hands-on stewardship activities for citizens are […]

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    Lake Champlain Steward Intercepts Hydrilla

    October 22, 2019 – 

    “Clean, Drain and Dry” is the motto for boaters across the Lake Champlain basin.  This was not the case for a boat and trailer that was about to be launched into Lake Champlain at the South Hero John Guilmette access site in early September. The Lake Champlain Basin Program’s boat launch steward Matthew Gorton was […]

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