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@  

Upcoming Events

March 18-24, 2019
If your faucet drips or your toilet runs it can waste over 10,000 gallons a year -- the amount of water in a typical backyard swimming pool. More than one trillion gallons of water are lost annually in the U.S. due to easy-to-fix household leaks.


Plastics in Lake Champlain, How you can Help
4:00 – 6:30 PM as part of World Water Day
Main Street Landing Performing Art Center 
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT

Plastics are everywhere. The stuff has made modern life possible, but more than 40% of plastics are designed for single use. Plastics are showing up in our waterways at an alarming rate, flushed down sinks and toilets in scrubbing agents, wet wipes and sanitary products; spun off as microfibers from clothes in the wash; and carried into waterways by wind and rain. Read...

March 23-24, 2019

Maple sugar houses across the states of New York and Vermont are hosting open houses during the weekend of March 23-24 - and festivities will continue in New York the next weekend, March 30-31! Celebrate maple sugaring season in the Champlain watershed by sampling maple products, enjoying pancake breakfasts with fresh syrup, and touring the woods and facilities where the sweet brew is made.   Read...

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Need a little pampering? Treat yourself to Spa Night at O’Brien’s Aveda Institute in Williston on March 27 and protect Lake Champlain at the same time. A $20 advance ticket buys you unlimited mini services including facials, manicures, paraffin dip, facial waxing, braiding, makeup application, and hand massages! All funds raised will be donated to LCC to support our education and outreach programs.


3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Marc's Barc Parc
179 Congress St. 
St. Alban's, VT 05478

Help scoop the poop! Meet for "doo-ty" at the Marc's Barc Parc dog park off of Congress Street. Pet poop that's not picked up sends nutrients and bacteria into our waterways. Join a community effort to clean up parks, sidewalks and trails to protect our waters! 


April 6, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

LCC and other Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) partners present "Together We Build Resilience", a grades 6-12 educator workshop on place-based learning that investigates human and ecological interactions in the Lake Champlain Basin.   


April 8, 2019

The Lake Between (Le lac qui nous unit) – is an International Conference designed to bring together academics, business leaders, policy-makers, outdoor enthusiasts, boaters and swimmers, musicians and artists to talk about Lake Champlain. This conference is open to all interested in the past, present and future of our shared lake.


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Williston Community Park & area trails
195 Central School Drive
Williston,  VT 05495

Help scoop the poop! Meet for "doo-ty" at the Picnic shelter near the skate park on the east side of the Williston Central School. Pet poop that's not picked up sends nutrients and bacteria into our waterways. Join a community effort to clean up parks, sidewalks and trails to protect our waters!


Wednesday April 17, 2019
5:30 - 9:00 PM 

Watch students and stylists display their fashion, make-up and design skills and support the Lake Champlain Committee’s work at the same time at the 4/17/19 Catwalk for Water! The annual green carpet event put on by O'Briens Aveda Institute and local Aveda salons will showcase fashion made from recyclable materials and whimsical hair styles following themes of earth, wind, water or fire. Tickets are $15 each. All proceeds from the event will be directed to LCC’s work for clean water.   


Stay tuned for more 2019 event details!
LCC and community organizations are teaming up on clean-up events in Burlington and South BurlingtonWilliston and other locations around the watershed. Check back for further details soon. Contact LCC ECO AmeriCorps Education & Outreach Coordinator Laura Pratt if you'd like to help organize an April Stools' Day event in your town or neighborhood. 


Spring, 2019. 
Exact date and location TBA!

Enjoy light fare of locally sourced food and drink, hear a lake expert's guest address on Lake Champlain, take home a door prize, all while sharing a fun evening with other lake lovers!


No race in 2019--next race will take place in 2020.

The Lake Champlain Open Water Swim is a roughly 3.76 mile swim starting in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains in the quaint town of Essex, NY across Lake Champlain to the town of Charlotte, VT. Come out and support the swimmers in the summer of 2019. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the race if it is too windy and the support craft cannot navigate.