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.  

Upcoming Events

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Unitarian Church and Vermont State House in Montpelier, VT

Join LCC and partners for Clean Water Day on Thursday, February 22 to celebrate our lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands, and call on VT lawmakers to invest in cleaning up and protecting our waterways.

Click here to RSVP.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Common Ground Center, Starksboro, VT

Enjoy a morning of snowshoeing or hiking around the headwaters of Lewis Creek!

Bundle up and meet the Lake Champlain Committee and our Vermont Clean Water Network  partners on February 24 to learn from a naturalist about aquatic features in the winter landscape and reflect on sacred interpretations of the headwaters and their journey to Lake Champlain.

Snowshoes, fun activities, snacks and warm beverages will be provided!

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March 6, 2018 deadline

LCC and Champlain Basin Education Initiative Partners (CBEI) are sponsoring a World Water Day contest open to all K-12 students. Be inspired by the water around you and submit original photos, writing, art and videography by March 6, 2018. Submissions will be displayed at the March 20, 2018 World Water Day celebration from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM at ECHO, Burlington, VT. 

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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.

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6:00 – 8:00 PM
Best Western Ticonderoga, 260 Burgoyne Road, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

The summit is one of four regional summits that are part of New York State’s $65 million four-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in Upstate New York. The increasing frequency and duration of harmful algal blooms threaten drinking water quality and the recreational use of lakes essential to upstate tourism. Hear from local, state and national experts on harmful algal blooms and get involved in creating a local action plan to safeguard waterways. The sessions will include talks by experts, a panel discussion and an opportunity for local residents to share recommendations and ideas. Read...

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, VT

Celebrate Lake Champlain and all our water resources around the world by joining the Lake Champlain Committee and our Champlain Basin Education Initiative partners on March 20 for a World Water Day Event at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain!

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Stay tuned for April and May 2018 clean up dates and locations!

The Lake Champlain Committee will be co-hosting April Stools' Day and Scoop The Poop clean up events in April and May 2018! The winter months tend to make some dog owners forget to pick up after their canine companions. These forgotten hound mounds do not disappear with the spring melt, but instead runoff into our local waterbodies causing environmental and public health concerns. Join together with community volunteers to get rid of leftover pet waste in your neighborhood!

If you are interested in organizing a clean-up in your community, contact LCC's Education and Outreach Coordinator, Daniel Denora, so we can help facilitate some spring cleaning in your neighborhood.

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10 AM - 2 PM
At a drop-off location near you

Help support a safe, convenient and responsible way disposing of prescription drugs by participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28! Bring any unused or expired medications to a drop-off location near you.

If you have medications to dispose of before April 28, permanent year-round drop off sites can be found by entering your zip code here. 

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!

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Exact dates for training sessions TBA!

Help assess Lake Champlain water conditions around the lake. Complete our cyanobacteria monitor interest form if you're interested in monitoring during the 2018 season or want to attend a training session to learn more about the lake. Feel free to share this invite with other lake lovers.

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

The Regatta for Lake Champlain, the only sailing race hosted on Burlington's Waterfront, brings sailboats of all shape and size to the finish line around the same time. This pursuit race gives 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.

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August, 2018
Exact date and location TBA!

The Lake Champlain Open Water Swim is a roughly 3.76 mile swim starting from the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, from the Old Dock in the quaint town of Essex, NY across Lake Champlain to the Charlotte public beach in the town of Charlotte, VT. Come out and support the swimmers in August, 2018 rain or shine!

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October, 2018. 
Exact date and NY 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!

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