Two virtual public meetings will be held on May 3rd and May 10th. LCBP staff will review the plan during these two virtual meetings and answer questions throughout the public presentations. This is the fifth update of the management plan since 1996.
Opportunities for Action 2022 remains focused around the primary goals of clean water, healthy ecosystems, thriving communities and an informed and involved public. Topics such as reducing phosphorus pollution and toxics contamination, preventing the spread of nonnative aquatic invasive species, providing technical training to municipal officials, planning to enhance recreation and cultural heritage resources, and providing grants for boots-on-the-ground projects are embedded throughout the plan.
The draft Plan includes new focus areas that include work to address the anticipated impacts of climate change on the Lake’s ecosystem and to expand and promote LCBP programming to include communities with environmental justice concerns across the Basin.
The public is invited to attend either of the presentations. Each meeting registration includes a link to a public comment form. To leave a public comment in advance of the meetings, click here.
The May 3rd meeting will take place at 2:30 pm and will be hosted by the New York Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain Management. To register, click here.
The May 10th meeting will take place at 5 pm and will be hosted by the Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain’s Future. To register, click here.
To read the current draft version of Opportunities for Action, click here.
Public comments will be accepted through May 16th, 2022. The Lake Champlain Basin Program will then finalize the document and host a public release event on June 3rd, 2022 at the Lake Champlain Basin Program offices in Grand Isle, VT.
Questions about the Opportunities for Action review process may be directed to Katie Darr, LCBP’s Citizen Advisory Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Lake Champlain Basin Program office at (802) 372-3213.
Photo of Lake Champlain bridge provided by John Warren.