|NEIWPCC staff at the LCBP conduct numerous|
presentations each year to schools and community
Lake Champlain, the 110-mile long lake that lies between New York and Vermont and extends into Canada, is undeniably beautiful. But like so many other lakes across the country, Lake Champlain faces serious environmental threats.
Since 1992, NEIWPCC has served as financial administrator and program adviser to the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), which works cooperatively with many partners to coordinate and fund efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain basin's water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources. These efforts are guided by the plan Opportunities for Action. The LCBP works with its program partners, advisory committees, and local communities to implement this plan through a variety of federal, state, and local funds.
NEIWPCC’s support for the LCBP includes managing its personnel, contract, grant and budget tasks; and providing input on the program’s activities through our partnership with the LCBP Steering Committee. Recent highlights of the LCBP’s work include partnering on numerous programs commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and producing a report addressed to the Governors of New York and Vermont, and the Premier of Quebec addressing the impacts of 2011 flooding throughout the basin and making policy recommendations to improve flood resilience.
A vast amount of information on the LCBP's efforts and projects, including the projects described above, can be found at the program's Web site: www.lcbp.org.