LCC News

Outside that is. Walk, run, hike, bike, paddle, or fish in the great outdoors. Breath some fresh air, get a little dirty or wet, take in the sunshine – or the rain, watch the stars. Read...

Show your support for the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies and governments by joining in the Earth Day March for Science. Read...

How many planets does it take to support your lifestyle? Take a quiz from the Global Footprint Network to discover your biggest areas of resource consumption and learn what you can do to lighten your load on the planet. Click here to access the footprint calculator. Read...

We're gearing up for the summer monitoring season and are looking for people to report on water quality. LCC cyanobacteria monitors receive training to assess water conditions, visit the same site throughout the season and file a weekly online report from mid-June through the end of September.  Read...

We're looking for accomplished paddlers to help check remote Trail locations and areas without on-site managers. Read...

LCC's volunteers are a diverse group of dedicated people but they all have at least one thing in common: a love for Lake Champlain and a passion to protect it.  Read...

Know someone who loves the lake? Have a good friend who you play on the water with? Express your caring for the wonderful people in your life and your concern for water quality at the same time by gifting a membership in LCC.  Read...

Protecting Lake Champlain's health is the shared responsibility of all of us who live in or visit the watershed.  Read...

Come work for clean water! Want to protect Lake Champlain's health and accessibility? Have a passion for both policy and field work? Are you a persuasive communicator of scientific and technical information? Direct your skills and energy to protecting the health and accessibility of Lake Champlain as LCC's Director of Science & Water Programs. Read...

Dear Lake friends,

As someone who cares about clean water, are you willing to make one phone call? This week, the Vermont House will make key decisions about whether and how to address the $62.4 million annual investment needed to protect and restore our waterways. Please take a moment to call your legislators today and let them know you want them to invest in water clean-up now. Read...

The White House is proposing to slash the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) budget by 25%. The $2 billion cut from EPA's budget of $8.14 billion represents a mere .05% "savings" in the total federal budget.  Read...

For several years LCC has been raising awareness about tile drains and urging state agencies to focus more attention and regulatory scrutiny on them. Read...

Dr. David Strayer, freshwater ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, shares his thoughts about why any efforts to repeal the EPA rule that defines waters of the United States (WOTUS) should be resisted, especially if you care about the health of our nation's lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. Read...

The Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) and environmental consulting firm Arrowwood Environmental (AE) won a competitive grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to continue our aquatic invasive species mapping and control project. Read...

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VT CAC) presented its annual Action Plan to the Vermont Legislature last week in a day-long series of meetings at the Vermont State House. Read...

Many thanks to our friends at Magic Hat who have again brewed a special beer to celebrate and support Lake Champlain. Read...

For a brief period in 1998, the United States government officially recognized Lake Champlain as one of the Great Lakes. Read...

Winter is a great time for observing waterfowl on Lake Champlain. Read...

Removing a dam makes a big difference for fish habitat, recreation, the local economy and water quality. Read...

Every month, the Vermont's Clean Water Initiative Program highlights a " Clean Water Superstar", species that help keep waters swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. Read...