Calendar of Events

Want to learn more about Lake Champlain or get involved with efforts around the lake? LCC offers presentations about various aspects of the lake and its management. We also sponsor or participate in various efforts to increase environmental awareness or make a difference for the lake.  Below is a sample of venues and events. To schedule an event in your area please contact LCC at 802-658-1414 or lcc@[remove this text]lakechamplaincommittee.org.  

April 2014 - Earth Month for Water

Celebrate Earth Month in 2014. Photo by Wikipedia.org.

The Lake Champlain Committee is partnering with area salons to promote water protection and conservation. Check back for information on Spa Nights, cut-a-thons and other events to raise awareness and money for water.

April 30, 2014 - Walk for Water

More than one billion people around the world don't have access to clean water. Photo by Lori Fisher.

Hosted by AVEDA and the Lake Champlain Committee
Meet at LCC's office
208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $25 that will benefit LCC

Join AVEDA representatives, local stylists and others for the Walk for Water. The walk is part of AVEDA's global initiative that acknowledges the daily struggle of more than one billion people around the world who do not have access to clean water. The Lake Champlain Committee is a global AVEDA partner in this effort to raise funds and awareness about the need to protect and improve water quality.

The walk will start at 9:00 AM at LCC's office at 208 Flynn Avenue in Burlington and will be about six kilometers in length - the average distance women in developing countries walk to collect water each day.

So step out with the stylists, bring your friends and family and join in a waterfront walk for water. You’ll get some exercise and pick up some water tips along the way. All are welcome!

Fridays in May - Bird Walk Fridays

A red-eyed vireo photographed on an LCC bird walk last season. Photo by Marc Faucher.

Hosted by the Lake Champlain Committee
Oakledge Park – End of Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT

8:00 AM

Join LCC Staff Scientist Mike Winslow and renowned bird expert Hank Kaestner for Friday morning bird walks beginning at Burlington's Oakledge Park. Stroll with them along the lakeshore and learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Take in Lake Champlain and Adirondack views, learn about birds and ask lake questions. Our final bird walk of the spring will be on May 30 and end with a light breakfast on the back porch of LCC’s 208 Flynn Avenue office. Events are rain or shine. Meet and park at Oakledge Park (parking fees apply after Memorial Day).

May 7, 2014 - O'Briens AVEDA Institute Spa Night to Benefit LCC

Hosted by O'Briens AVEDA Institute
O'Briens AVEDA Institute
1475 Shelburne Road
South Burlington, VT

Give some TLC to your body and the lake on Wednesday May 7 at O'Briens AVEDA Institute. Donate $25 at the door and receive two choices of spa services from any of the following: mini manicure, mini pedicure, facial, facial wax, chair massage or makeup. All proceeds benefit LCC's water protection and restoration programs.

May 12-16, 2014 - Spring Way to Go Week

Sponsored by the Lake Champlain Committee and the Way to Go Partners

Way to Go is an annual program co-founded by LCC to reduce carbon pollution and promote environmentally sustainable transportation options. Way to Go week encourages the use of cheaper, healthier, more earth-friendly alternatives to driving alone. Individuals, businesses, schools, organizations can all easily participate. Just pledge to get to work, school or play by walking, biking, carpooling, taking the bus or telecommuting at least one day during the event week. Your pollution, gas and money savings will be calculated and you'll be entered into drawings for great prizes!

Register for Way to Go Week here.

Fall 2014 - 51st Annual Meeting

We'll gather in Vermont this year. Details to follow closer to the event. For now you can take a look at pictures from our 50th anniversary celebration held at Flat Rock Camp. Thanks to our meeting hosts Peter and Patty Paine, meeting sponsor Champlain National Bank, and all who attended the special day.

Photos from LCC's 50th Party at Flat Rock

LCC Volunteer of the Year Award winner Cliff Landesman at Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
Legacy Fund Campaign initiator Cliff Landesman and LCC Volunteer Will Sommerfield at Flat Rock.
LCC Executive Director Lori Fisher, Cliff and LCC Volunteer Laura Smith sample food from the Champlain Valley.
Cliff, LCC Board Member Sandy Montgomery, LCC Volunteer Robyn Leary, LCC Board Member Alan Booth and LCC Member Jennie Booth take a break from welcoming attendees.
Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
Lake views at Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
Attendees enjoy Flat Rock Camp's back porch and lake views.
LCC Volunteers prepare food from Champlain Valley purveyors.
LCC Volunteers prepare food from Champlain Valley purveyors.
Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
Attendees enjoy perfect weather and views of Vermont from across the lake.
Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
Flat Rock Camp in Willsboro, NY.
LCC Volunteer and Blue-green Algae Monitor Boston Neary at Flat Rock Camp.
Attendees (furry friends too) enjoy LCC's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
Attendees celebrate LCC's 50 years of lake work.
LCC Members and volunteers sample Champlain Valley beer and wines.
LCC Members and friends look to Lake Champlain's future.
More than 200 lake supporters in attendance to celebrate LCC's 50 years.
LCC Advisory Council and Founding Member Peter Paine addresses the crowd on LCC's history and achievements over the last 50 years.
LCC Volunteers take a break from preparing and serving food.
LCC Treasurer Sharon Murray reports on LCC's finances over the last year.
Executive Director Lori Fisher addresses attendees on the next 50 years, the issues facing Lake Champlain and how we all can support a healthy lake.
Cliff, LCC Board Chair Gary Kjelleren, Lori and Peter enjoy lake views on Flat Rock's back porch.
Lori and LCC Photography Volunteer Carolyn Bates celebrate Lake Champlain.
Attendees enjoy a variety of delicious desserts at LCC's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
Desserts generously donated by Chef's Corner of Williston/Burlington.
Attendees enjoy LCC's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
Attendees enjoy LCC's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
Attendees enjoy LCC's 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
Sharing a laugh at LCC's 50th anniversary.
LCC Members and friends celebrate over desserts and coffee.
Former LCC Board Chair Judy Bond and Peter look to LCC's future.
LCC Staff Scientist Mike Winslow and LCC Blue-green Algae Monitor Al Carpenter talk science at LCC's Annual Meeting.
LCC Board members Mary Van Vleck and Alan Booth, along with Jennie Booth enjoy LCC's Annual Meeting.
Lake supporters listen to Peter Paine's address on LCC's founding.
LCC Members and friends learn ways to take action and support lake health.