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?

    The Lake provides drinking water for approximately 20 percent of the residents in the Lake Champlain Basin.
    Find out more

    School Programs

    student with watershed modelThe LCBP presents programs to dozens of school and community groups each year. Our most popular programs are described here, but with advanced notice we can customize a program to suit the needs of your students. Contact Colleen Hickey to schedule a visit to your school.

    Watershed Model

    Grade Level: 1 to 12
    Approximate Time: 25-40 minutes
    This hands-on, tabletop model helps students understand how polluted runoff impairs lakes and rivers. Topics covered include point and nonpoint pollution sources (urban, industrial, forested, and agricultural), toxic substances, phosphorus, pollution prevention, and watershed planning. This demonstration can be tailored to many grade levels, and is often incorporated with our slideshow. Teachers may also borrow this model (call several weeks in advance to reserve). Visit to learn more about this great learning tool. FREE!

    Lake Champlain Issues Program

    Grade Level: 4 to 12 & Adults
    Approximate Time: 30-40 minutes
    Our program presents an overview of the environmental and cultural issues facing the Lake Champlain Basin and efforts to implement the pollution prevention and restoration plan, Opportunities for Action. Topics include watersheds, water quality (phosphorus and toxics), nonnative nuisance aquatic species (zebra mussels, lamprey, water chestnut, milfoil), wildlife, wetlands, cultural heritage, individual and community stewardship, and recreation. FREE!

    Wetland Metaphors

    Grade Level: 1 to 12
    Approximate Time: 15-30 minutes
    Students are presented with a variety of hands-on objects for investigation as metaphors for natural functions of wetlands. Topics covered include wetlands in the Lake Champlain Basin, the Atlantic flyway, wetland losses, and the values and functions of wetlands. FREE!

    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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    54 West Shore Road
    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    800-468-5227 (NY & VT)
    or 802-372-3213