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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    Diving In: Citizen Action for a Healthy Lake

    October 7, 2014 – 

    This video series developed by the LCBP and produced by Peregrine Productions highlights the many ways that citizens are learning about and helping to protect water quality and habitat in the Lake Champlain Basin. The videos showcase opportunities for citizen action and the efforts of local watershed organizations to engage students and community members.

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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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    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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    Diving In: Rowing to a Thriving Community

    January 6, 2017 – 

    In the summer of 2015, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum brought community rowing to the village of Champlain, NY. The pilot project became the focus of a popular community gathering, with dozens of citizens coming out on Friday evenings to picnic and row a replica of an historic rowing gig on the Chazy River. Participants […]

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    Diving In: Planting for the Future

    October 13, 2016 – 

    Volunteers working with the Lake Champlain Land Trust plant saplings to help stabilize the banks of the Laplatte River at the Vermont Zen Center in Shelburne, Vermont. The saplings were provided by the Intervale Conservation Nursery. The project, funded in part by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program, highlights the effectiveness of […]

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    Diving In: Learning on the LaPlatte

    July 22, 2016 – 

    Students from the Shelburne Community School learned about stream health and lake ecology on the LaPlatte River with the Lake Champlain Sea Grant-University of Vermont Extension Watershed Alliance last fall. It’s just one of the ways that organizations in the Lake Champlain Basin are working to engage citizens in classrooms and in the community to […]

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