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?

    More than 80 species of fish are found in Lake Champlain and more than 90 species are in the Lake Champlain watershed.
    Find out more

    World Lakes

    ECHO’S NEWTon Takes a Spin: Lake Champlain to the World’s Lakes!

    Follow NEWTon—the mascot of ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake  Champlain—as he visits the world’s lakes! NEWTon, a red-spotted newt native to the Lake Champlain Basin, learns a lot about world lakes through his travels. Share in his journey through pictures and activities in four subject areas: science, math, language arts, and social studies. This series was created through a partnership among LakeNet, ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and the LCBP.

    Grade Level: Middle school grades 5-8

    Materials: Contact the LCBP to receive FREE color copies for your classroom or homeschool group.

    Additional Materials: More information about world lakes is available at the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room at ECHO (call 802-864-1848 ext. 109 for more information).

    This project was funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency New England. It is intended to help educators broaden their students’ knowledge of freshwater issues around the world.

    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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