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: 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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    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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    LCBP Produces TMDL Media Series

    March 22, 2020 – 

    The LCBP has developed animations and videos to explain the Lake Champlain phosphorus TMDL.

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    LCBP Awards Nearly $3 Million to Local Groups and Municipalities

    March 3, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program is awarding $2,933,352 in grants to communities and organizations in New York, Québec, and Vermont that are implementing projects to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Funding for these grants originates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the National Park Service. Senator […]

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