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.

    Culture & Recreation

    People & Place

    Lake Champlain is an iconic natural resource that is deeply embedded in the cultural heritage of the region’s residents. The Basin’s historical attractions, vibrant working landscapes, and vast recreational opportunities draw millions of visitors each year. Stewardship of Lake Champlain relies, in large part, on an appreciation of the Lake itself and the associated resources of the Basin. Since its inception, the LCBP has fostered stronger personal connections between people and resources of the Lake Champlain Basin while supporting the local economy by supporting recreation initiatives.

    Cultural Heritage

    The many stories of our past are told at cultural sites and historic landmarks throughout the region. More

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    Celebrate Champlain

    The legacy of French explorer Samuel de Champlain is deeply embedded in the land and people of the region. More

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    Recreation Resources

    On mountain trails or local waters, opportunities for exploration and discovery abound in the Basin. More

    Wayside exhibit sign

    Wayside Exhibits

    These interpretive signs tell unique local stories throughout the region. You also can view them online. More

    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2018 State of the Lake report. Read about trends in key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Read the State of the Lake report


    Make Some Waves

    From using lake-friendly cleaning products to volunteering with a local watershed group, you can help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin. Find out how you can get involved

    Track Our Progress

    Track Our Progress

    Explore the goals and actions of our partners and track our progress online with the Opportunities for Action website. View Opportunities for Action

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    Grand Isle, VT 05458
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