News Overview

Blue-green Algae Conditions on Lake Champlain

Check LCC's site weekly for water condition updates and reports of blue-green algae on Lake Champlain.

Rail Transport of Oil Poses Lake Risk

The sound of trains clacking along the rails that abut Lake Champlain has become more common recently with the dramatic increase in freight traffic attributed to fossil fuel extraction. MORE

Planning Shoreline Protection Projects

In the midst of another spring of high water we remember the floods of 2011 that brought widespread devastation to the Champlain Basin. A large snow pack and extensive spring rains swelled Lake Champlain to a record height of 103.27 feet above sea level. MORE

Do TMDLs Work?

Vermont has been working on revising a lake clean-up budget as directed by the Environmental Protection Agency. What are the chances that the budget will lead to a cleaner lake? MORE

Legislative Update

In the 2014 Vermont Legislative session the legislature debated bills to increase requirements for protecting lake shores, regulate toxic chemicals and provide more funding for water quality projects. MORE

Vermont Water Caucus

In late March, LCC joined with a number of other organizations interested in lakes and rivers to discuss ways to advance water quality policy in Vermont. MORE

2014 Guidebook - Your Ticket to Travel the Trail!

The 2014 Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail Guidebook will be out soon. This year's edition is filled with important information for great adventures on the water. MORE

LCC Slams for Biologists

How much information can you convey in five minutes? That was the challenge presented at the Slam session of the recent meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists.