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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    Diving In: Pulling Together for a Healthy Lake

    September 13, 2019 – 

    Volunteers work with the LCBP and partners to pull invasive aquatic plants from infested areas of Lake Champlain. These plants can overtake parts of the Lake, harming habitat and impairing recreational use. 

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    How One Community Made a Difference (Part 1)

    June 13, 2019 – 

    The community of Willsboro, New York’s decision to remove a decades-old dam on the Boquet River opened as much as 75 miles of river habitat to spawning landlocked Atlantic salmon. This video is the first of a three-part series that chronicles efforts to restore Atlantic salmon in the Lake Champlain Basin. Watch more Bringing Back […]

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    A Research and Restoration Partnership (Part 2)

    June 13, 2019 – 

    A partnership of federal and state agencies, local businesses, universities and watershed organizations has employed innovative research techniques to develop a better understanding of a complex ecosystem and restore salmon habitat. This video is the second of a three-part series that chronicles efforts to restore Atlantic salmon in the Lake Champlain Basin. Watch more Bringing […]

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    All in for Habitat (Part 3)

    June 13, 2019 – 

    Efforts to restore salmon habitat, improve water quality, and increase flood resilience have mutual benefits. The ongoing work of resource managers and an involved public will help to ensure clean water, healthy ecosystems and thriving communities. This video is the third in a three-part series that chronicles efforts to restore Atlantic salmon in the Lake […]

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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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    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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    Diving In: A Watershed for Every Classroom

    March 28, 2018 – 

    Teachers and program partners reflect on their experience in A Watershed for Every Classroom, a year-long professional development experience for K-12 educators. The Champlain Basin Education Initiative offers this interdisciplinary exploration of the natural and cultural resources of the Lake Champlain Basin to teachers in all subject areas. The program provides inspiration, knowledge and skills […]

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    Diving In: Volunteer Monitoring for Cyanobacteria

    February 14, 2018 – 

    Volunteers in Vermont, New York, and Quebec monitor for cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae. These citizens help keep swimmers and other lake users safe by taking samples and reporting blooms that can sometimes be toxic. View more videos in the Diving In series

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    Diving In: Raising Salmon in the Classroom

    November 9, 2017 – 

    Students from Westport and WIllsboro, NY learned about the salmon life cycle and habitat as part of the Salmon in the Classroom program. With support from New York State DEC and Trout Unlimited, they raised salmon from eggs and released them into local streams. They learned about stream ecology and the connections of these tributaries […]

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    Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management 2017 – Buildings

    July 18, 2017 – 

    This is the final installment of a six-part series of instructional webinars on green infrastructure (GI) for municipal officials in the New York portion of the Lake Champlain Basin. This video reviews GI practices and a case study for buildings. The series is presented by the LCBP in collaboration with Watershed Consulting Associates and Hirschman […]

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