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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    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) Guidance for Locating Cleaning Solutions and PPE (Lake Champlain Sea Grant) COVID-19 Workgroup Resources (NEIWPCC)   […]

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    USFWS Scientists Examine Adaptation to Thiamine Deficiency in New Paper

    April 27, 2020 – 

    The cover article in the April issue of Molecular Ecology estimates the adaptive genetic potential of landlocked Atlantic salmon to respond to thiamine deficiency and shows how scientists are using adaptive management at White River National Fish Hatchery and Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatcheries to help with the restoration of salmon in Lake Champlain. […]

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    Emergency Funding Available to Watershed Organizations

    April 17, 2020 – 

    LCBP grants will support organizations struggling to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Volunteers plant a tree

    Volunteer, Citizen Science, and Online Projects

    April 17, 2020 – 

    The LCBP has created a list of opportunities to get involved, in-person and remotely!

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    LCBP 2019 Report of Activities Summary Now Available

    April 10, 2020 – 

    LCBP’s summary of 2019 projects and activities is now available.

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    LCBP Develops TMDL Outreach Media Series

    April 6, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has developed a series of animations and videos that describe in simple terms the Lake Champlain phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and the work being done to achieve the goals of this pollution diet for the lake. The full collection of media is available at The series […]

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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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