Photo by Lori Fisher.

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@ lakechamplaincommittee.org.  

Photo by Sheila Chairvolotti.

Help assess Lake Champlain water conditions around the lake. Complete our blue-green algae monitor form if you're interested in monitoring during the 2015 season or want to attend a training session to learn more about the lake. Feel free to share this invite with other lake lovers.

 Monitoring will begin the week of June 14 and run through at least Labor Day with as many monitors as possible continuing to collect data until the end of September. Both new and returning monitors need to receive annual training. Participants must have weekly access to the same shoreline location (either public or private) and be able to file online reports. The program provides critical data on where and when blooms are happening and is relied on by citizens as well as health, environmental and recreation agencies. It also adds to understanding on the trigger for blooms so we can reduce their frequency. Data from the monitoring program is regularly uploaded to the Lake Champlain blue-green algae data tracker map hosted by the Vermont Department of health and accessible to anyone with internet access.

The following monitor training sessions are free and open to the public but please pre-register to ensure we have enough space and materials. Presentations will last about an hour and provide background about blue-green algae, guidance on how to differentiate it from other lake phenomena, instructions for assessing water conditions, and actions to take to reduce blooms. Stay tuned for additional dates and locations of other upcoming training sessions. Contact us at lcc@ lakechamplaincommittee.org or (802) 658-1414 if you have any questions or would like to help organize a training session for your community.

Tuesday, June 2 at 12:15 PM
Essex Town Hall
2313 Lakeshore Rd, Essex, NY

Tuesday, June 2 at 3:00 PM
Button Bay Bed and Breakfast
1224 Arnold Bay Rd, Panton, VT

Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 PM
Lake Champlain Committee Office
208 Flynn Avenue, Building 3, Studio 3F, Burlington, VT
Pizza and refreshments will be provided. RSVPs required.

Friday, June 5 at 9:00 AM
Kingsland Bay State Park Hawley House
787 Kingsland Bay State Park Rd. Ferrisburgh, VT

Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 AM
Lake Champlain Committee Office
208 Flynn Avenue, Building 3, Studio 3F, Burlington, VT
Bagels and refreshments will be provided. RSVPs required. 

Thursday, June 11 at 6:00 PM
Plattsburgh Public Library 
19 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, NY

Friday, June 12 at Noon
Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
29 Tabor Road, Swanton, VT

Friday, June 12 at 2:30 PM
Lake Champlain Basin Program Office
54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT

Tuesday, June 16 at 3:30 PM
Crete Memorial Civic Center
Crete Center Road, Plattsburgh, NY

Wednesday, June 17 at 3:45 PM
Shelburne Town Center Activity Room
5420 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT

LCC's blue-green algae monitoring program is conducted in collaboration with New York and Vermont public health and environmental agencies and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. We are grateful for funding support from LCC members, the Vermont Department of Health and the Lake Champlain Basin Program for the 2015 season. 

Stay tuned for additional training session dates and locations as the 2015 season approaches. Contact us at lcc@ lakechamplaincommittee.org or (802) 658-1414 if you have any questions.

Hosted by Regatta for Lake Champlain 
Benefiting LCC and other organizations
(802) 658-3023

The Regatta for Lake Champlain is the most unique race in the region. It is the only race hosted on Burlington’s Waterfront, giving spectators a beautiful view of almost 50 sailboats, usually arriving under spinnakers (the colorful kite-like sail) into the harbor silhouetted against the Adirondack Mountains. As one of only a few certified Clean Regattas on Lake Champlain, all of the event’s organizers and participants commit to a list of environmental best practices to keep our waterways healthy and vital including use of non-toxic cleaning products, recycling, composting, and reducing single-use, disposable containers.

Since 2004 the Regatta has raised over $100,000 for lake causes. Nearly $20,000 has been donated to the Lake Champlain Committee to support our water quality protection and lake access work. 

Click here for more details as the race approaches!

September 13,2015 - Lake Champlain Open Water Swim

Photo by Lori Fisher.

Donations to benefit the Lake Champlain Committee

This event is a 3.76 mile open swim across Lake Champlain starting in Essex, NY and ending at the Charlotte public beach in the town of Charlotte, VT. Rain or shine.

Participants must be 18 or older, have experience swimming in open water, and completed at least a 2 kilometer swim or race. Registration fee is $45 ($55 after August 15, 2015).
Registration covers a T shirt, timing of each participant, safe swimming course, drinks and energy food at the arrival. A winning cup for the 3 first places in the men and women category.

Donations separate from registration fee will help LCC work to combat invasive species, reduce nutrients and toxins and other projects.  

Participating swimmers are encouraged to gather pledges to benefit the Lake Champlain Committee’s work for clean, accessible water.

To register or donate to LCC, click here.