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.

    Media Center

    Did You Know?

    More than 300 shipwrecks have been found in Lake Champlain. Some of these shipwrecks are in the Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve and can be visited by scuba divers.
    Find out more

    Urban Runoff Posters

    lawn fertilizer posterUrban and suburban sources of polluted runoff are serious issues facing Lake Champlain. However, getting this message across doesn’t have to be dull! This poster series uses humorous images to illustrate four common sources of polluted runoff: excess phosphorus from fertilizers; leaking oil from cars; pet waste; and runoff from washing cars. The posters are intended for municipalities, schools, business, not-for-profits, and individuals interested in spreading the word about pollution prevention.

    Click the images below to view each poster.

    oilleak petwaste

    How to Order

    The posters are available in two sizes: 10″x17″ and 15″x26.” The first set is FREE if picked up at the Lake Champlain Basin Program offices in Grand Isle, VT. Otherwise there is a $4.00 mailing fee. To order posters call the Lake Champlain Basin Program at (800) 468-5227 or (802) 372-3213 or send us an email.

    How to Adapt These Posters to Your Watershed

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program thanks the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County and the cities of Bellevue, Seattle and Tacoma for letting the LCBP adapt the poster designs to the Lake Champlain Basin. The posters are available for use in other watersheds as well. For more information visit the Puget Sound Action Team website. Or, contact the Washington State Department of Ecology by e-mailing or calling (360) 407-7336.

    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