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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    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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    International Year of the Salmon

    September 30, 2019 – 

    The International Year of the Salmon is an initiative to stimulate outreach and research that aspires to establish the conditions necessary to ensure the resilience of salmon and people throughout the Northern Hemisphere. 

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    LCBP Offers $500,000 in Grants for Local Projects

    September 16, 2019 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks proposals for projects that improve water quality and ecosystems in the Lake Champlain watershed. The Program anticipates awarding more than 25 grants totaling more than $500,000 to local organizations, municipalities, and educational institutions. Current grants will be awarded in two categories: Pollution Prevention & Habitat Conservation Grants (up to […]

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    Diving In: Pulling Together for a Healthy Lake

    September 13, 2019 – 

    Volunteers work with the LCBP and partners to pull invasive aquatic plants from infested areas of Lake Champlain. These plants can overtake parts of the Lake, harming habitat and impairing recreational use. 

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    News Release: Army Corps of Engineers to View Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin

    September 4, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – Commander Thomas D. Asbery and support staff from the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) will visit several project sites this week where work is underway to help improve the health of the Lake Champlain ecosystem.  The two-day tour in New York and Vermont will highlight […]

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    News Release: LCBP and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Invite Letters of Request for Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin

    September 3, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is soliciting Letters of Request for watershed restoration projects. The Lake Champlain Watershed Environmental Assistance Program awards design and construction services provided by the New York District of the Corps. Letters of Request may be […]

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    News Release: LCBP Seeks Proposals for Projects to Reduce Pollution

    August 21, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – 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 […]

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    Summer 2019 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    August 1, 2019 – 

    Cyanobacteria Season Gets an Early Start • Fishhook Waterflea Infests Lake Champlain • LCBP Welcomes New Staff • more…

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    News Release: Atlantic Salmon Celebrated in the Lake Champlain Basin

    July 31, 2019 – 

    For just the third time in more than 150 years, scientists have found naturally-reproduced Atlantic salmon fry in the Lake Champlain Basin. The discovery this summer in the North Branch of the Boquet River in New York is an encouraging milestone for scientists and anglers. And it is timed perfectly, as the LCBP and partners […]

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    USFWS Blog – History in the making: canal boats and Atlantic salmon

    July 29, 2019 – 

    On December 9, 1876, Captain William Montgomery set out on Lake Champlain aboard his barge the General Butler, carrying a load of marble from a quarry in Isle La Motte, Vermont, to a company in Burlington that made tombstones. He was lucky he didn’t need one himself that day.Read more from the U.S. Fish and […]

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