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?

    There are over 30 marinas on Lake Champlain and over 90 fishing-related businesses within ten miles of the Lake.
    Find out more

    Special Reports

    Champlain 2000 – WPTZ News Channel 5

    Nine half-hour special reports aired on Champlain 2000. These specials provided an in-depth look at many of the important issues, programs and people covered in the weekly Champlain 2000 series, which aired on Monday’s 6 o’clock evening news between May 1999 and September 2004. The specials were made possible through sponsorship by Key Bank.

    Champlain 2000 Special Reports are an excellent resource for teachers and communities. The LCBP and WPTZ distributed many of these videos to schools and libraries in the Lake Champlain Basin, free of charge. We still have some videos left. Contact the LCBP to request or borrow a copy.

    Special Report Videos Available:

    1. Progress and Promise
    Date Aired: December 17, 1999
    Topics Covered: Mercury Reduction, Sea Lamprey, Water Chestnuts, Underwater Survey

    2. Changing Currents
    Date Aired: April 10, 2000
    Topics Covered: Grand Isle Ferry/Bridge Issue, Alburg Bridge, Water Chestnuts, Urban Runoff/Nonpoint Source Pollution, Lake Champlain Basin Science Center

    3. Celebrating the Lake
    Date Aired: July 13, 2000
    Topics Covered: Sailing with Louis Charboneau, Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail, Fishing Derby (Sea Lamprey, Cormorants), Lake Champlain History (Fort Ticonderoga, Mt. Independence, Maritime Museum)

    4. Target Mercury
    Date Aired: December 13, 2000
    Topics Covered: Focuses on mercury sources and collection/reduction programs in the Basin.

    5. The Best Defense
    Date Aired: July 24, 2001
    Topics Covered: Treating Milfoil with Sonar, Purple Loosestrife, Outboard Boat Engines, Household Pollution Prevention, Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail

    6. Common Ground
    Date Aired: December 13, 2001
    Topics Covered: Cell Phone Towers, Champion Lands, Shearer Chevrolet Wastewater Treatment, Heritage Trails

    7. History’s Highway
    Date Aired: August 8, 2002
    Topics Covered: Lake Champlain History, Underwater Preserves (Shipwrecks), Burlington Schooner Project, Lake Commerce and Transportation

    8. Awesome Science
    Date Aired: May 29, 2003
    Topics Covered: An exciting preview of ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain with Tom Messner and Thom Hallock.

    9. Life’s Basic Needs
    Date Aired: December, 2004
    Topics Covered: Natural resource issues such as alternative energy.




    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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