Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain Basin Program

Every three years the Lake Champlain Basin Program releases a report assessing the quality of Lake Champlain’s waters.  The latest report indicates that despite continued efforts to lower phosphorus levels, they continue to increase.

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Environmental groups from New York and Vermont met at a wildlife management area adjacent to a rail line today to release a report detailing the threats of tar sands oil transport through the region. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, environmentalists say new response plans issued by New York State this week are only a start.

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Another sign that spring is really here: The Lake Champlain Transportation Company says ferry service between Charlotte, Vermont and Essex, New York is preparing to resume.

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Vermont, New York and the government of Quebec have renewed an agreement that continues a partnership designed to protect Lake Champlain.

Lake Agreement Renewed

Mar 23, 2015
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Vermont, New York and Quebec renewed a pact on Monday to preserve Lake Champlain and its watershed.

Ferry service between Charlotte, Vermont and Essex, New York, has been suspended because of heavy ice on Lake Champlain.

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Vermont business leaders, environmental officials and elected officials are sharing a common message on cleaning up the state's waters — especially Lake Champlain: Everyone needs to chip in.

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Vermont officials have outlined new steps to address agricultural pollution in Lake Champlain that emphasize stewardship and enhanced accountability.

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Vermont's top officials say legal enforcement of water quality rules on the state's farmers is going to be one of the tools that will be used to help clean up Lake Champlain.

Special Olympics NY

During this past summer’s Mayor’s Cup sailboat race in Plattsburgh, Burlington’s mayor lost a friendly bet against mayor of Plattsburgh. He settled it by jumping into the cold waters of Lake Champlain this past weekend.

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