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.  

Upcoming Events

Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. The average household's leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. This week, we encourage you to check faucets, toilets, showerheads, and outdoor irrigation systems both in the home and in the workplace. Read more to learn about water conservation: Read...

World Water Day is an annual, international United Nations observance day held on March 22nd that highlights the importance of clean, accessible water. This year's theme is “Accelerating Change.” LCC is a partner on the Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) that annually puts on a World Water Day celebration on the Lake Champlain watershed. Part of that celebration includes the Celebrate Water! contest. Students submit photos, artwork, maps, dioramas, and videos that address one of four themes: Celebrate Water, Spread the Word, Citizen Science and Civic Action, and Act Locally-Think Locally.

Keep posted on our Calendar of Events for updates on how we'll be commemorating this day. In the meantime, check out some of the student art from last year's World Water Day: Read...

Get outside this Earth Day and appreciate this Blue Planet! We encourage you to spend some time by the Lake today. Stay posted here for event updates and find public access sites on Lake Champlain here: Read...

National Drug Take Back Day is April 29th! You can dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs the responsible way by bringing them to a drop-off location near you. Turning in unwanted prescription drugs at these drop-off locations helps us keep our waterways safe from flushed or dumped pharmaceuticals that wastewater treatment plants are unable screen out. Help prevent these drugs from reaching our streets and waterways! Click to learn more and to find convenient medication drop-off locations by searching with your zip code: Read...

We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but did you know that April showers can also wash dog poop into Lake Champlain?

Keep posted on our Calendar of Events to find poop pick-up events near you, and read on to learn about past events and how dog waste impacts our waterways Read...

Every spring and summer, LCC trains and oversees community science volunteers to report on cyanobacteria conditions in their area. This program provides critical data on where and when blooms are happening and helps inform public health officials as to whether the water is safe for swimming.

Join us for an online training via Zoom to learn about the cyanobacteria monitoring program. Read on to learn more and sign up for our Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program: Read...

Celebrate National Trails Day this year by breaking out the kayak or canoe and checking out the Lake Champlain Paddler's Trail!

The Lake Champlain Committee opened the Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail in 1996 to provide a safe, recreational corridor on the lake for human powered craft. Today, the Trail includes over 40 locations on New York and Vermont public and private lands, providing access to more than 600 lakeshore and island campsites. LCC produces an annual guidebook available through membership, oversees an active stewardship program for remote Trail locations, and collaborates with public and private land managers to maintain the Paddlers’ Trail.

Read on to learn more about our Guidebook: Read...

LCC and our Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) partners invite educators to sign up for Watershed for Every Classroom 2023/2024. This is a three credit professional development experience for K-12 teachers in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont, New York and Québec. Read on to learn more about this opportunity, program dates, and how to sign up: Read...