Lake Champlain Partnership Program Seeks 1998 Applications

The Joint Citizens Advisory Committees (CACs) on Lake Champlain announced the sixth year of a program supporting communities in the Lake Champlain watershed. The goal of the Partnership Program is to encourage grassroots projects that demonstrate practical ways to address economic and conservation challenges that enhance historic, cultural, scenic and natural resources.

With Lake Champlain Basin Program funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service, the Partnership Program supports grass-roots efforts that produce tangible conservation benefits in the U.S. portion of the Lake Champlain watershed. Support for individual projects ranges from $500 to $5,000 each.

During the first five Partnership Programs, the CACs awarded $224, 000 for 83 projects in New York and Vermont. In 1998, up to $70,000 will be available for awards. The CACs are particularly interested in projects that will implement priority actions listed in Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin . To receive a copy, call (800) 468-5227 (LCBP).

For more details call Colleen Hickey at (802) 372-3213 or (800)468-5227. All applications must be postmarked by April 6, 1998.