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.


    Did You Know?

    Over 300 species of birds have been sighted in the Lake Champlain Basin, including species that pass through on the Atlantic Flyway, a migratory corridor for waterfowl and other birds.
    Find out more

    Champlain 2000

    Champlain 2000 LogoChamplain 2000 was a partnership among WPTZ NEWS CHANNEL 5, the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and KeyBank. Champlain 2000 focused on the environment and quality of life, the people and projects that protect them, and the actions and issues that threaten them. Champlain 2000 aired on the 6 o’clock news on Mondays from May 1999 until September 2004. In 2005 the series became known as Champlain Connection, which continues to air every Monday night on the 6pm news.

    In an effort to help viewers learn more about issues facing the Lake Champlain Basin, the LCBP posted additional information related to the Champlain 2000 segments. Read more about selected stories here.

    In addition to the weekly segments, WPTZ aired nine 30-minute Champlain 2000 Special Reports aired. These Specials Report, which provided an in-depth look at many important issues, programs, and people, are an excellent resource for teachers and communities.

    PLEASE NOTE: The views expressed on WPTZ NEWS CHANNEL 5’s series “Champlain 2000” do not necessarily reflect the position of the Lake Champlain Basin Program or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    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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