Great Blue Heron - one of Lake Champlain's many beautiful species


Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

--Kofi Annan

Water quality is a complicated issue spanning multiple industries, myriad stakeholders, all levels of government, and a wide diversity of socio-economic positions. It has to take into account science, politics, and economics. Many elements and impacts are intangible, presenting further challenges when trying to educate and engage people. There is a lot to keep track of. You can empower yourself, however, with the basic knowledge necessary for you to be an engaged advocate for clean water. This page aims to give you access to some introductory facts, tips, and recent news. It is our firm belief that people are the solution to the issues facing our waters, but for this to happen education must be a priority.


Threats and General Information

Learn the basics. This section breaks down the threats to the lake, covers basic geologic facts, shares some interesting Lake Champlain trivia, and teaches you general tips for helping protect water quality.


Pollution Information and Updates

Keep up-to-date with the latest information on BGA outbreaks, CSO events, recreational water conditions, and Vermont CSO totals.


Alerts Sign-Ups and Additional Information

This page contains links to where you can receive text alerts whenever sewage and untreated water is discharged in to your drinking water source, learn more about what a BGA outbreak and a CSO event actually is, and more! Have a suggestion of something you'd like to see here? Email us!