Public Education and Outreach

Public education is key to tackling Lake Champlain pollution issues

Our Nature with James Ehlers

News and Stories from Vermont’s woods, waterways, farms and backyards. Host James Ehlers presents issues on living with our land in the 21st century. Featuring stewardship and conservation issues addressed through our outdoor pursuits and passion for preserving our heritage.  Listen in Fridays, on WDEV at 1:00pm, streaming on the web, or tune in to FM 96.1, 96.5, 98.3, or AM 550.

Media Appearances

LCI frequently participates in a wide variety of media, with the express goal of educating and engaging the public on the complex issues facing Lake Champlain. We make a bi-weekly appearance on Local44, give expert testimony, share informed opinions on breaking news, take reports and journalists out on the lake for hands-on learning, and provide a voice representing the best interests of Lake Champlain.

Public seminars and guest speakers

At your request, LCI team members will come talk to your classroom, organization, board, club, committee or other group about the latest on Lake Champlain water quality. Presentations can be crafted to fit your agenda, but past topics have included fish biology, social and economic benefits of fishing, at-home pollution prevention methods, basic ecology, and general discussions of current water quality threats and solutions. Contact us and we’ll be happy to work with you! Contact Juliana for further information and scheduling. 

Informational Campaigns on current policy updates and involvement opportunities

Building on our believe that informed people will be the solution to our water quality issues, we leverage email, press releases, media appearances, and social media to educate the public and officials about important new information, urgent calls to action, upcoming events and other opportunities to make an impact.

Vigils for Lake Champlain

A grassroots effort to bring attention to the plight of our waters.