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If you’ve had an address change recently, please send us an email so we can update your files and ensure you receive news on lake issues and LCC’s work. Our primary form of communication with members is through email. By mailing electronically we save time and resources and reinforce the stewardship ethic of our mission... Read...

Drip. Drip.Drip. It’s easy for the sound of a leaky faucet to become just part of the background noise in your household. With a large body of fresh, relatively clean water like Lake Champlain so close by, water conservation often doesn’t seem like a meaningful environmental issue. Yet there are environmental consequences of ignoring that drip... Read...

Typically, Lake Champlain’s level peaks in April, but this year the lake level may have peaked on March 25h at 99 feet. Since then, the level has been slowly falling. On average, the Lake’s level climbs almost three feet between the beginning of March and early May, peaking at about 99 feet above sea level. The amount of snow that accumulates through the winter helps determine the maximum level for the year... Read...

Join Aveda representatives, local stylists, and others for a four mile walk from LCC’s new digs at 208 Flynn Avenue along the Burlington bike path and back. The walk is part of Aveda’s global initiative that acknowledges the daily struggle of more than one billion around the world who do not have access to clean water. The Lake Champlain Committee is one of Aveda’s 35 global partners in this effort to raise funds and awareness about the need to protect and improve water quality... Read...

Stylists and students from O’Brien’s AVEDA Institute and O’Brien’s salons are teaming up to produce a fun night of hair and fashion! Students will create looks based on themes of Earth, Air, Fire and Water and dress each model head to toe in recycled garments. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 19th at Club Venue in Colchester on Porter’s Point Road (right near the Sunset Drive-In)... Read...

If you’re an active LCC member in need of outdoor gear, you might want to head to Eastern Mountain Sports for their annual Club Day. People who are involved with the Lake Champlain Committee can receive 20% off all national brand products and 25% off EMS products... Read...

The interior spaces of our new office provide opportunities to visually convey our mission of protecting lake health and access. We are looking for the following items to help our work and enhance the space: Flat panel computer monitors with 20 inch screen or larger, Laser desk top color printer, Tall lateral file cabinets (65 inches or taller) in good condition...

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Thanks to the many people who assisted LCC with our move to 208 Flynn Avenue in Burlington. We couldn’t have done it without the generous time and support of Dave Farrington, Bren Alvarez and the wonderful building, painting and moving team from BrickBox Company who did the fit-up and oversaw our move... Read...

Lake Champlain Committee Staff Scientist Mike Winslow has been invited to serve on a workgroup guiding efforts to develop a revised Lake Champlain pollution loading model. The work group will provide input to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their consultants, TetraTech as they begin efforts to develop a new Lake Champlain clean-up plan (TMDL)... Read...

In Montpelier two bills are pending that could use citizen support. The first is a bill to limit the sale and use of lawn fertilizers (H.26). The bill would require homeowners to have a soil test that showed their lawns needed phosphorus prior to applying phosphorus fertilizer. Stores selling phosphorus fertilizer would have to display it separate from phosphorus-free fertilizer and provide education materials noting that phosphorus causes water quality problems... Read...

The Lake Champlain Committee has moved closer to the lake! We are now located at 208 Flynn Avenue, Bldng 3 – Studio 3-F, Burlington, Vermont. Please make note of our new address. We are in a larger office complex that will provide us with better space to do our work and are just a half mile away from one of our Paddlers’ Trail day-use sites at Oakledge Park... Read...

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an aggressive plan to significantly reduce the budgets of critical federal environmental programs. The budget proposed by the House slashed the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by almost $3 billion (or 30%) from 2010 levels and included a provision that prohibits EPA from continuing its work to clarify which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act... Read...