Clean Water
Matters!

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.

    Education

    Stewardship Manuals & Handbooks

    Shoreline Stabilization Handbook

    This handbook developed by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Vermont is for area residents and government officials who are working to create and maintain a landscape that complements Lake Champlain’s setting and ecology, while enhancing opportunities for the enjoyment of its natural and recreational features.
    Read the Shoreline Stabilization Handbook

    Living in Harmony With Streams: A Citizen’s Handbook

    The overarching purpose of this handbook developed by Friends of the Winooski River is to help Vermont’s stressed stream and river systems recover more quickly by engaging communities in improving the health of Vermont’s rivers. To this end the handbook is designed to encourage people and agencies to change their relationship with streams so that responses to conflicts are most conducive to river health, human enjoyment, and property protection; provide community members with information about how streams work; and highlight incentive programs available to landowners.
    Read Living in Harmony with Streams

    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

    Volunteers

    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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