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.
Diving In FeedDiving In
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]