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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    News Release: LCBP Seeks Proposals for Projects to Reduce Pollution

    August 21, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – 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 […]

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    News Release: Atlantic Salmon Celebrated in the Lake Champlain Basin

    July 31, 2019 – 

    For just the third time in more than 150 years, scientists have found naturally-reproduced Atlantic salmon fry in the Lake Champlain Basin. The discovery this summer in the North Branch of the Boquet River in New York is an encouraging milestone for scientists and anglers. And it is timed perfectly, as the LCBP and partners […]

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    News Release: Fishhook waterflea infests Lake Champlain

    July 8, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – Anglers returning from the waters of Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay have reported large quantities of invasive fishhook waterflea fouling their gear. Boat launch stewards with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) noted this week that nearly all fishing boats returning to the Shelburne Bay and Converse Bay launches had downriggers […]

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    News Release: Boat Launch Stewards to Greet Lake Champlain Boaters

    May 24, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – “Clean, Drain and Dry.” Boat launch stewards will share this message with boaters at more than a dozen public access sites on Lake Champlain this summer. These stewards will urge boaters to clear their watercraft and equipment of aquatic invasive species in an effort to protect the Lake’s ecosystem, recreation opportunities, […]

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    News Release: Letters of Request for Watershed Restoration Projects in the Lake Champlain Basin Invited

    March 13, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is soliciting Letters of Request for watershed restoration projects. The Lake Champlain Watershed Environmental Assistance Program awards design and construction services provided by the New York District of the Corps. Letters of Request may be […]

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    News Release: LCBP Hosts Adirondack Guideboat Presentation

    March 11, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host a presentation on Adirondack guideboats on Thursday, March 14th for the Love the Lake speaker series. Hallie Bond is an author who worked with the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake for nearly thirty years.  She was involved in many museum exhibits, and was […]

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    LCBP Hosts Citizen Cider for Love the Lake Series

    February 25, 2019 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host Citizen Cider on Thursday, February 28th for the Love the Lake speaker series. Cheray MacFarland, Director of Marketing and Sales for Citizen Cider, will present: Lake Champlain and the Good Citizen. Join LCBP staff to learn how Citizen Cider works with agricultural producers from the Vermont and New […]

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    News Release: LCBP Awards $1.3 Million to Local Groups and Municipalities

    February 22, 2019 – 

    Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin is awarding $1,334,951 in grants to communities and organizations in Vermont and New York that are implementing projects to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Funding for these grants originates through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the National Park Service. Senator […]

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    CBEI Seeks Student Work for World Water Day Celebration

    January 25, 2019 – 

    Deadline for Submission: February 21, 2019 The Champlain Basin Education Initiative invites K-12 teachers throughout the Lake Champlain watershed in New York, Vermont, and Québec to submit entries for the local World Water Day event on March 21, 2019. The event will feature student water work and understanding through writing, art, photography, and videography. Dr. […]

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    LCBP Seeks Proposals for Digital Media Tools for Phosphorus Pollution Education

    December 4, 2018 – 

    Many people who live on or near Lake Champlain do not fully understand plans to reduce phosphorus pollution in the lake. The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) seeks proposals for the development of digital media tools to increase the public’s understanding of these efforts and personal actions they can take to help reduce inputs of […]

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