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

Training sessions held July 16, 2018 - May 3, 2019

Discover the ecological and cultural treasures of the Champlain Basin with the 2018-2019 Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC) program! WEC is a yearlong professional development experience for K-12 educators who teach in the Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont, New York and Quebec) who are looking to incorporate local, pertinent and exciting environmental and cultural topics into their curriculum. These workshops offer teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting watershed education!

Please share this flier with any educators or parents that might be interested!

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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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10:00 AM - 2:00 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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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mt. Philo State Park
5425 Mt. Philo Rd.
Charlotte, VT 05445

Help clear your favorite trails of dog doo! Meet for "doo-ty" at the Mount Philo State Park parking lot at 9:00 AM to help keep your community healthy and waters safe. 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!

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8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Ausable Chasm
2144 Route 9
Ausable Chasm, NY 12911

The Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) is offering an exciting educator workshop in New York! This professional development workshop allows educators to explore meaningful locations in the Champlain Basin, while gaining knowledge and skills to engage their students in watershed place-based education. 

Join us at Ausable Chasm and the neighboring North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association & Museum on May 17 to dive into the Champlain Basin's natural and social history!

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8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Valcour Bay, Peru, NY

The Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) is offering an exciting educator workshop in New York! This professional development workshop allows educators to explore meaningful locations in the Champlain Basin, while gaining knowledge and skills to engage their students in watershed place-based education. 

Join us at Valcour Bay to learn about a range of place based topics, ranging from its historical significance in American Revolutionary War to water quality monitoring and the State of the Lake! 

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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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