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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    News Release: LCBP Awards $1.3 Million to Local Groups and Municipalities

    February 22, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin is awarding $1,334,951 in grants to communities and organizations in Vermont and New York that are implementing projects to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Funding for these grants originates through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the National Park Service. Senator […]

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    Diving In: Celebrating Art and Water

    February 5, 2019 – 

    Each year on World Water Day, the Champlain Basin Education Initiative hosts a celebration of water resources. This public event showcases photography, videography, writing, and art created by students from around the Lake Champlain watershed. The art often builds on classroom lessons. A team of teachers at J.J. Flynn Elementary School in Burlington, Vermont integrated […]

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    CBEI Seeks Student Work for World Water Day Celebration

    January 25, 2019 – 

    Deadline for Submission: February 21, 2019 The Champlain Basin Education Initiative invites K-12 teachers throughout the Lake Champlain watershed in New York, Vermont, and Québec to submit entries for the local World Water Day event on March 21, 2019. The event will feature student water work and understanding through writing, art, photography, and videography. Dr. […]

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    January 2019 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    January 18, 2019 – 

    U.S. Government Partial Shutdown Affects New LCBP Grant Awards • Ellen Kujawa appointed to NALMS Board • Boat Launch Stewards and AIS Invasions • more…

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    LCBP Seeks Environmental Analyst

    December 5, 2018 – 

    The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) are seeking candidates for an Environmental Analyst to work closely with the Program Director, Education and Outreach Team, Technical Team, and the Cultural Heritage Coordinator to assist with mission-driven projects to improve water quality, habitat, environmental engagement, and cultural […]

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    LCBP Seeks Proposals for Digital Media Tools for Phosphorus Pollution Education

    December 4, 2018 – 

    Many people who live on or near Lake Champlain do not fully understand plans to reduce phosphorus pollution in the lake. The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for the development of digital media tools to increase the public’s understanding of these efforts and personal actions they can take to help reduce inputs of […]

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    Deadline Extended: LCBP Seeks Outreach Coordinator for IJC Study

    November 26, 2018 – 

    Lake Champlain Basin Program Seeks Contractor to Conduct Outreach Coordination for IJC Flood Study Grand Isle, VT –  The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks proposals for coordination of public outreach for the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Flood Mitigation Study. This contractor will work across the U.S. portion of the Lake Champlain Basin, […]

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    News Release: LCBP to Fund Cultural Heritage Projects

    October 25, 2018 – 

    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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    September 2018 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    October 5, 2018 – 

    2018 State of the Lake Released •  LCBP Offers $890,000 in Local Grants •  Lake Champlain’s 51st Invader Arrives •  Quarry Dam Comes Down •  more…

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    News Release: LCBP Requests Proposals for Large Implementation and Planning Projects

    October 4, 2018 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking proposals for larger projects, ranging from $50,000-$120,000, designed to reduce pollution from the U.S. portion of the watershed for Lake Champlain. In addition, LCBP would like to assist partners in planning for future technical projects utilizing grants up to $50,000. In sum, up to $500,000 will be […]

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