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: LCBP to Fund Projects that Preserve and Interpret Cultural Heritage

    September 25, 2020 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program seeks pre-proposals for projects and programs to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley. These projects will highlight the interpretive themes and further the goals, actions and tasks described in the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management […]

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    LCBP Seeks Proposals for Projects to Reduce Pollution

    September 9, 2020 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for projects that will reduce pollution from stormwater runoff in the Lake Champlain watershed. The LCBP will fund projects that install large-scale best management practices (BMPs) or provide planning and prioritization for future on-the-ground stormwater treatment projects. As much as $500,000 in total is available to support […]

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    News Release: New Projects to Preserve and Celebrate Champlain Valley Heritage

    July 22, 2020 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – Smuggling, bootlegging, and moonshining are among the many stories of the Champlain Valley’s past that will be highlighted by a suite of 22 new projects. The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to organizations in Vermont, New York and Québec for projects that promote […]

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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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