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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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.
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 […]
Volunteers, watershed organizations, and river guides help to ensure public access to rivers and foster stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin.
LCBP COVID Response • Nearly $3 million in grants awarded • Fishhook waterflea intercepted • Ag phosphorus reduction projects completed • TMDL Outreach Media • more…
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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/ […]