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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    Snow Flow

    February 10, 2020 – 

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    October 30, 2019 – 

    The sense of place of wine. Environmental factors such as soils, climate and terrain—along with local tradition—shape the flavor of the wine and the people of Québec’s Eastern Townships.

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    Wild and Scenic Missisquoi River

    September 30, 2019 – 

    A beautiful day of filming for an upcoming Diving In video also turned up a nice POTM. Watch our Diving In videos to learn how people are helping to protect Lake Champlain and its tributaries. Learn more about the Wild and Scenic Missisquoi River  

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    Sunset Sail

    July 3, 2019 – 

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    Got Floodplain Forests?

    May 22, 2019 – 

    With Lake Champlain above flood stage for more than a month this spring, wetlands and floodplains along rivers and lake shorelines are critically important. They act as sponges and filters, storing flood waters, reducing erosion, and cleansing pollutants. Plus, they are great habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Learn more about these important areas […]

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    Frozen Over?

    March 8, 2019 – 

    It’s hard to tell. Lake Champlain is close to being frozen over, but airline passengers have seen some open patches this week. While this photo provides no clues, it does provide a unique winter perspective on the Burlington waterfront and Shelburne Bay.

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    Delta Winter

    January 31, 2019 – 

    Winter’s stark beauty is on display on a sub-zero day at Delta Park at the mouth of the Winooski River.

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    Zebs on the Pigs

    October 31, 2018 – 

    If the rocks lurking just below the surface don’t get you in higher water, the zebra mussels on the rocks might when lake levels are down. The Pigs are a group of rocks that pose a hazard to boaters near Appletree Point in Burlington, VT. Zebra mussels are an invasive species that pose a hazard […]

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    Island Line Bike Path

    The Long View

    September 14, 2018 – 

    The Island Line Trail on the Colchester Causeway is a great place to ponder life’s big questions.

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    kids jumping off boat

    Jumping into Summer

    June 14, 2018 – 

    It’s almost that time!

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