Affect Your Community

Make a difference by getting involved with one of the many organizations working on protecting the water that flows through our communities and into Lake Champlain. Think of which major river or creek is nearest you, and then search the list for groups in your region. Use the blue button in the sidebar to check our calendar of upcoming events where you'll find opportunities to take action for water in your community.


Lake Champlain Basin-Wide Organizations

The Lake Champlain Basin, stretches west form the peaks of the Adirondacks in New York, east to the Green Mountains in Vermont and north into Quebec. This Basin includes 37 municipalities in Quebec, 57 in New York, and 145 in Vermont.
Lake Champlain Committee Lake Champlain Lake Keeper Lake Champlain International
The Nature Conservancy Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce Lake Champlain Basin Program
Vermont River Conservancy Conservation Law Foundation National Wildlife Federation Vermont Natural Resources Council  


Missisquoi River and Grand-Isle Region

The most northern sub-basin that includes parts of Quebec and Vermont.
Missisquoi River Basin Association Franklin Watershed Committee Friends of Northern Lake Champlain


Lamoille River Region

This sub-basin reaches from Swanton in the north, south to Mallets Bay in Colchester.
Friends of Green River Reservoir The Greensboro Association Lamoille County NRCD & Watershed Initiative
Lamoille River Watershed Commission Morristown Conservation Commission St. Albans Bay Area Watershed Association    


Winooski River Region

The Winooski River begins at Coits Pond in Cabot and runs all the way to Lake Champlain through the city of Burlington. The watershed drains 1,080 square miles and includes seven major tributaries or 10% of Vermont. The Winooski watershed is the largest tributary watershed to Lake Champlain.
Friends of the Mad River Friends of the Winooski River Winooski NRCD
Berlin Conservation Commission Bolton Conservation Commission Montpelier Conservation Commission
Northfield Conservation Commission Waitsfield Conservation Commission Waterbury Conservation Commission
Winooski Valley Park District    


Otter/Lewis Creek Region

The most southern Vermont sub-basin includes the longest river in the entire watershed.
Lewis Creek Association Upper Otter Creek Watershed Council  


Poultney-Mettowee River Region

The southern Vermont and New York sub-basin encompasses both the Southern Lake and Lake George.
Lake Bomoseen Association Lake George Association Lake George Watershed Conference
Lake St. Catherine Association Poultney-Mettowee NRCD Poultney-Mettowee Watershed Partnership


Boquet/Ausable River

This New York sub-basin includes the shortest river in the watershed and the town of Lake Placid, the famous two-time Winter Olympic venue.
AuSable River Association Boquet River Association Mirror Lake Association
Shore Owners Assoc. of Lake Placid    


Saranac/Chazy River Region

This sub-basin reaches northern into Quebec but most of the basin is in New York's Adirondack Park.
Upper Saranac Lake Association Lake Colby Association