News from Selected Month

LCC and partner organizations including the National Wildlife Federation and the Adirondack Council recently released a letter urging Congress to ban oil transportation along Lake Champlain.  Read...

Could water infrastructure be gaining support in Washington? The recent inability of Congress to support funding to address the Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis would suggest not, but Politico reports that “there is a growing belief—on both sides of the aisle—that it’s time for the federal government to start investing much more in water infrastructure.” Read...

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has submitted their plan for Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) to the Secretary of State on their path to final implementation.

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Lowes and Home Depot recently reached settlement agreements with the New York Attorney General for violations of a 2010 state law designed to reduce pollution from phosphorus lawn fertilizer. Read...

The New York the State Senate considered two regulatory “reform” bills that would seriously impede state agencies’ ability to protect the public and the environment. Read...

Marketing geniuses always search for more ways to separate people from their hard earned money.  Read...

Help assess Lake Champlain water conditions around the lake. Complete our blue-green algae monitor form if you're interested in monitoring during the 2016 season or want to attend a training session to learn more about the lake. Read...

For the third year running LCC hosted morning bird walks at Oakledge Park in Burlington on Fridays during May.  Read...

The mild winter has merged with a dry spring to produce lower than average lake levels. On average May is the month with the highest water levels, but the end of May lake level (95.99 feet on 5/31) is more typical of what we usually see in mid-July. Read...

LCC and other Champlain Basin Education Inititative partners are seeking a few more educators for the upcoming Watershed for Every Classroom five-credit graduate course. Read...

Leave an outside light on during a summer night and you're likely to eventually find one or two large insects with two long appendages at their back sitting placidly by the light. Read...

As summer approaches we all look for a good book to bring along to the beach. Consider a copy of Lake Champlain: A Natural History for yourself or the lake lover among your friends and acquaintances.  Read...

Aquatic hitchhikers, oil spill trainings, antibacterials in food and more! Read...