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.

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    LCBP 2018 Summary Report of Activities

    September 24, 2019 – 

    The 2018 Summary Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2017 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and the National Park Service.

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    LCBP 2017 Report of Activities

    September 24, 2019 – 

    The 2017 Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. It also includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2017 from the […]

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    LCBP 2017 Summary Report of Activities

    September 24, 2019 – 

    The 2017 Summary Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. It includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2017 from the […]

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    LCBP 2018 Report of Activities

    September 23, 2019 – 

    2018 Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. It includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2018 from the U.S. Environmental […]

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    Assessment of Phosphorus Loads in Tile Drainage in the Jewett Brook Watershed of St. Albans Bay, Lake Champlain

    September 10, 2019 – 

    Subsurface (tile) drainage is an essential water management practice on many agricultural fields in Vermont, allowing timely equipment access, reduced soil compaction, and increased crop yields in fields otherwise too wet to efficiently farm. Tile drainage can provide significant environmental benefits, from reduced soil erosion to more efficient nutrient uptake by crops to enabling more […]

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    Volunteer Coordination and Training for the Lake Champlain Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program

    July 18, 2019 – 

    A Lake Champlain cyanobacteria monitoring program has been in place since 2002. The Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) initiated a citizen-based near-shore monitoring program in 2003 and has expanded the network of trained volunteers and monitoring sites since that time. The monitoring program is an effective collaboration with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC), […]

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    Development of an Approach and Tool to Optimize Farm-Scale Phosphorus Management and Achieve Watershed-Scale Loading Targets

    July 18, 2019 – 

    A new web-based tool, the Farm-P Reduction Planner (Farm-PREP), was developed to enable farmers to more effectively and efficiently identify modifications to their field operations in order to meet a target reduction in phosphorus (P) leaving the farm and help to achieve water quality improvement goals at the watershed scale. Development of this tool was […]

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    Green Streets Vermont Training Materials

    July 18, 2019 – 

    Municipal officials would benefit from guidance on how to incorporate cost effective, green infrastructure in urban roadside environments. Adherence to green infrastructure principles, practices, and the adoption of new technologies has proven to be effective at providing a suite of community benefits including stormwater management, energy savings, wildlife habitat, social and health values, and economic […]

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    Floating Treatment Wetlands – evaluation for pollutant removal improvement in cold climate stormwater ponds

    July 18, 2019 – 

    Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) units were evaluated for their suitability in north-eastern United States conditions to improve the pollutant removal effect of a wet extended detention stormwater basin. A stormwater pond treating runoff from a residential townhouse development was monitored for chemical (TN, TKN, nitrate/nitrite, TP, TDP, TSS) and physical (Dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, and […]

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    High-Resolution Land Cover Mapping of the Lake Champlain Basin

    July 18, 2019 – 

    This project yielded the most detailed and accurate land-cover dataset ever produced for the United States portion of the Lake Champlain Basin (LCB). It leveraged the considerable investments made by state, regional, and federal organizations in high-resolution imagery and LiDAR for the LCB. Over a year-long period of intensive work, land cover in the Lake […]

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