"Lake Champlain International, Inc. does a tremendous job promoting and encouraging the care and conservation of Lake Champlain ... Your efforts will help ensure Lake Champlain remains healthy for future generations. " Read Governor Shumlin's letter or Watch video
"Lake Champlain International has been instrumental in securing the future of Lake Champlain. All of us who enjoy its waters every year are very grateful for your dedication...Many thanks for the work that you do." Read Senator Leahy's letter
"I want to extend my appreciation to you and your team at the Lake Champlain International, Inc. (LCI) for the tremendous work you have done in promoting, advocating for and defending Lake Champlain, and the many benefits it provides to the State of Vermont." Read Governor Douglas' letter
“Lake Champlain International is thinking creatively about how to engage the community in protecting water quality, making the lake safe for recreation and fishing.” -Senator Bernie Sanders
After Outdoor Life named Lake Champlain Bass Fishing Capital of America, American Sportfishing Association VP, Gordon Robertson, said: "Congratulations, James [LCI Executive Director]. I say this is largely due to Lake Champlain International's diligence to make sure folks know about Lake Champlain and your continuous push to make it better. Keep up the good work."
When rain storms hit the basin, pavement, concrete, roofs, and other impenetrable surfaces cause rain water to shoot off into streams, rivers, and the lake. This water, also known as stormwater, carries pollution into the lake and can strip aquatic creatures' habitat from the bottom of streams and rivers.
We can all easily prevent closed beaches, algae blooms, and E. coli breakouts, and protect our streams and rivers. We can also limit the chances of overwhelming wastewater facilities with stormwater thereby reducing the possibility for wastewater plant overflows--who wants raw sewage in our Lake?
Join us in Operation Downspout to ensure our gutter downspouts drain to lawns instead of sidewalks and driveways. It's super easy.
Use a downspout redirect to send water into your lawn instead of down the driveway.
Connect your downspout to a rainbarrel. You can use the water it collects later to water plants or wash your car. Be sure to direct its overflow hose into the lawn rather than down the driveway.
Prevent water pollution for good -- Certify your home as BLUE®!