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 intercepted by Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards

    July 6, 2020 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – Boaters returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their fishing lines. First identified in Lake Champlain in 2018, masses of fishhook waterfleas began to appear on the 20th of June this year, as observed by trained Lake Champlain boat launch stewards. […]

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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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    News Release: LCBP redirects $150,000 to support watershed organizations affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 21, 2020 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program is offering emergency funding to watershed organizations in the Lake Champlain Basin that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to $5,000 will provide relief to groups that are struggling to maintain their daily operations during the pandemic. The LCBP is working to […]

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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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    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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    LCBP Seeks Proposals for Healthy Streams Marketing Program

    March 2, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for the development of a social marketing campaign to improve the health of streams and rivers that flow to Lake Champlain. Up to $50,000 is available to develop a Stream Wise Award Program that will encourage property owners and communities to take actions along river banks that […]

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    Road Salt in Mirror Lake: How does it Impact Lake Trout Habitat?

    March 2, 2020 – 

    If you’ve ever had day to explore beautiful downtown Lake Placid, NY, then you have probably seen Mirror Lake which is adjacent to Main Street. Mirror Lake receives its water from Mt. Whitney and Cobble Hill, eventually draining into the Chubb River, a major tributary to the West Branch of the Ausable River which flows […]

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    LCBP Seeks Proposals to Conduct Public Knowledge Survey

    February 21, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals to conduct a survey of the public’s knowledge of water quality issues in the Lake Champlain Basin. Up to $120,000 is available to support a project to begin in summer 2020 and conclude by summer 2022. The survey will assess the public’s knowledge about issues related to […]

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    LCBP Hosts Love the Lake Series ”Our Best Endeavors:” Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley

    February 21, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum as she presents Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley on Thursday, February 27, 2020.  “When you think about ‘Prohibition,’ most people imagine gangster and bootleggers with tommy guns and fancy cars in the […]

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    LCBP Offers Education and Outreach and Organizational Support Grants for Local Watershed Groups

    December 19, 2019 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks education and outreach proposals for projects that inform students or adults about key Lake Champlain Basin issues identified in the management plan Opportunities for Action. By developing awareness and knowledge about Basin issues, more informed decisions and constructive actions will benefit Lake Champlain. Hands-on stewardship activities for citizens are […]

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