Clean Water
Matters!

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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    International Year of the Salmon

    August 21, 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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    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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    News Release: Fishhook waterflea infests Lake Champlain

    July 8, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – Anglers returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their gear. Boat launch stewards with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) noted this week that nearly all fishing boats returning to the Shelburne Bay and Converse Bay launches had downriggers […]

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    News Release: Boat Launch Stewards to Greet Lake Champlain Boaters

    May 24, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – “Clean, Drain and Dry.” Boat launch stewards will share this message with boaters at more than a dozen public access sites on Lake Champlain this summer. These stewards will urge boaters to clear their watercraft and equipment of aquatic invasive species in an effort to protect the Lake’s ecosystem, recreation opportunities, […]

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    Diving In: Adirondack AIS Monitoring

    May 6, 2019 – 

    Volunteers work with the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program to help search for and identify aquatic invasive species (AIS) in backcountry ponds of the Adirondack Park.

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    News Release: Letters of Request for Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin Invited

    March 13, 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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    USFWS scientists receive national recognition for Atlantic salmon restoration work

    March 11, 2019 – 

    Two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region employees have earned prestigious honors from the agency for their efforts to advance conservation through science. Dr. William (Bill) Ardren, a senior fish biologist, has received the Rachel Carson Award for Exemplary Scientific Accomplishment, and Dr. Brett Towler, a hydraulic engineer, has received the Sam D. Hamilton […]

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