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: 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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    News Release: LCBP Hosts Adirondack Guideboat Presentation

    March 11, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host a presentation on Adirondack guideboats on Thursday, March 14th for the Love the Lake speaker series. Hallie Bond is an author who worked with the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake for nearly thirty years.  She was involved in many museum exhibits, and was […]

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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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