Experience Lake Champlain
The Lake Champlain Land Trust hosts outings in our conserved public properties throughout the year. Additionally, we host various environmental education opportunities for kids and adults alike. Please join us and learn more about these special areas.
Join us as we look for warblers on the New York side of Lake Champlain. Attendance limited to the first 20 people.
Coon Mountain Nature Preserve
Westport, NY (click here for directions)
Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regatta for Lake Champlain
Like to sail? Sign up for the Regatta for Lake Champlain, which is a benefit for several different organizations, including the Lake Champlain Land Trust.
Burlington, VT (click here for more information)
Saturday, July 20, 2013
To RSVP for any events, please email us at
or call us at 802-862-4150 x 4.
When the first two kids arrived for our free seasonal program at the Alburgh Public Library, they immediately headed toward the toy bin and pulled out some Legos. Soon, though, other kids arrived and started to gather on the storytelling rug with their parents, waiting for story time to start.
This past year, kids in Alburgh, Plattsburgh, Vergennes, North Hero, and Shelburne had a chance to explore stories of nature thanks to the support of people like you.
Lake Champlain Land Trust staff worked with librarians to create seasonal programs that opened the world of nature for kids through the beauty and power of storytelling and hands-on crafts.
“In an age where kids are spending more and more time with electronics, and less and less time with books and nature, it’s a natural partnership,” reflected youth librarian Kate Bosley from Shelburne. “We know that young kids often don’t slow down and experience the magic of nature as much as they used to.”
It was warm, cloudy, and humid, but the class of 5th graders from Shelburne Community School didn’t hold back as they jumped on shovels to break the sod and used their hands to dig out dirt at the Upper La Platte River Natural Area this fall.
It was a team effort. Volunteers from the Wake Robin Life Care Community mentored the kids and worked along aside them providing guidance in digging and planting techniques.
These kids were on a service learning field trip, helping to plant trees to begin the process of reforesting the floodplain and protecting the riverbank from erosion. After planting, the class took time to discuss the importance of protecting the river, not only to provide good habitat for the endangered stonecat fish, but also to protect our communities from destructive flooding.
As part of the conservation work in the community, we are working with area schools, businesses, local groups and landowners to increase the existence of lakeshore (and stream bank) vegetative buffers. If you’d like to see some of this work in action, give us a call and we’ll be happy to take you out to the newly planted buffer.