Clean Water
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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
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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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    News Release: LCBP to Fund Projects that Preserve and Interpret Cultural Heritage

    September 25, 2020 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley. These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management […]

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    LCBP hosts Grant Writing Workshop

    September 16, 2020 – 

    The LCBP hosted a grant writing workshop in September for watershed organizations and partners. The workshop included sessions on The Science and Art of Grant Writing and Guidance on Grant Opportunities. Materials from the workshop and video recordings are available on the LCBP Grantee Toolkit page.

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    LCBP Seeks Proposals for Projects to Reduce Pollution

    September 9, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for projects that will reduce pollution from stormwater runoff in the Lake Champlain watershed. The LCBP will fund projects that install large-scale best management practices (BMPs) or provide planning and prioritization for future on-the-ground stormwater treatment projects. As much as $500,000 in total is available to support […]

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    Diving In: River Access and Stewardship

    August 4, 2020 – 

    Volunteers, watershed organizations, and river guides help to ensure public access to rivers and foster stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.

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    Summer 2020 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    July 29, 2020 – 

    LCBP COVID Response • Nearly $3 million in grants awarded • Fishhook waterflea intercepted • Ag phosphorus reduction projects completed • TMDL Outreach Media • more…

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    News Release: New Projects to Preserve and Celebrate Champlain Valley Heritage

    July 22, 2020 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – Smuggling, bootlegging, and moonshining are among the many stories of the Champlain Valley’s past that will be highlighted by a suite of 22 new projects. The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to organizations in Vermont, New York and Québec for projects that promote […]

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    LCBP Hosts Video Production Workshop

    July 9, 2020 – 

    The LCBP and Peregrine Productions hosted the video workshop for watershed partners in June. The LCBP organized the workshop in response to interest by watershed organizations and other local partners who are producing video content during a time of increased online engagement resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In an introductory session, Vince Franke from Peregrine […]

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    News Release: Fishhook waterflea intercepted by Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

    July 6, 2020 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – Boaters returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their fishing lines. First identified in Lake Champlain in 2018, masses of fishhook waterfleas began to appear on the 20th of June this year, as observed by trained Lake Champlain boat launch stewards. […]

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    News Release: CWICNY Receives $50,000 to Retrofit No-till Corn Planters

    June 24, 2020 – 

    June 24, 2020 – Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program awarded $50,000 to the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York (CWICNY) in May to help retrofit seven conventional corn planters for use as no-till corn planters. The project seeks to reduce erosion and phosphorus runoff from agricultural lands which drain to […]

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    COVID Resources for Steward and Monitoring Programs

    May 16, 2020 – 

    The LCBP and partners have compiled resources for best practices and protocols for conducting boat launch steward and monitoring programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance for volunteer monitoring and sampling programs (USA Volunteer Water Monitoring Network) http://volunteermonitoring.org/covid Guidance for Locating Cleaning Solutions and PPE (Lake Champlain Sea Grant) https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/sites/default/files/uploads/2020_Disinfectants_FINAL.pdf COVID-19 Workgroup Resources (NEIWPCC) https://neiwpcc.org/our-programs/workgroups/neiwpcc-workgroup-covid-19-resources/   […]

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