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November 29, 2016

Today is #GivingTuesday, the "Black Friday" for charitable giving and part of an international movement to create a day of giving back. Please consider participating by making a gift of time or money to the Lake Champlain Committee. You don't need to be wealthy to be a philanthropist. Below are ten ways you can support the work for clean, accessible water with your time, money or action. No need to get up early, jockey in line, or rush around -- you can make your donation online. Any contribution you make will strengthen our programs and impact. 

1. Join or Renew Your LCC Membership


Haven't gotten around to becoming a member or renewing your annual support yet? Today is a great day to join in the work for drinkable water, swimmable beaches and edible fish. Your LCC membership dollars will support advocacy for policies and programs to steward our great lake, help guide implementation of the recently passed water quality legislation, maintain our award-winning monitoring program, expand the Paddlers' Trail, train educators to teach about the lake, and more. Read more...

2. Volunteer

Share your time and skills with LCC! Sign up online to maintain the Paddlers' Trail, monitor water quality, fundraise, help out at the office or assist the work for drinkable water, swimmable beaches, and edible fish in other ways. Read more...

3. Gift a Membership

Know someone who loves the lake? Have a good friend who you play on the water with? Express your caring for the wonderful people in your life and your concern for water quality at the same time by gifting a Lake Champlain Committee membership.  Read more...

4. Make a Year-end Gift

A year-end donation will strengthen LCC's advocacy, education and outreach to protect water quality and access. You can make a gift online at our secure website or mail a check to LCC at 208 Flynn Avenue, Building 3, Studio 3F, Burlington, VT 05401.  

5. Donate to the Future


Help protect the lake into the future by making a donation to LCC's Legacy Fund Endowment. The endowment generates annual operating income so we can improve water quality, safeguard natural habitats, and provide access for this and future generations.  Read more...

6. Purchase LCC
Lake Note Cards

Wish you could look at Lake Champlain every day? You can with a purchase of LCC's stunning photo cards featuring beautiful vistas of our favorite lake! An eight-card set includes two cards each of four different arresting scenes and costs $10 for members, $14 if you haven't joined yet. Read more...

7. Buy the Lake Book


What happens to all the leaves that fall into the Champlain Valley’s rivers during autumn as they make their way to Lake Champlain? Why does a thin line of clouds appear over the lake on crisp fall days? Why do you sometimes notice a stale rotten smell around the lake in late autumn? Find the answers to these and many more questions in Lake Champlain: A Natural History. Read more...

8. Shop at Amazon Smile for LCC


Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to the Lake Champlain Committee at no additional cost if you go through AmazonSmile.
Use this unique link each time you shop: or go to AmazonSmile and choose the Lake Champlain Committee as your designated charity. Read more...

9. Take the Lake
Protection Pledge


Lake Champlain's health is a reflection of our actions and values. Sign LCC's Lake Protection Pledge and take steps around your home and community to  protect water quality. Read more...

10. Spread the Word

Let your friends and family know you are joining the global celebration of giving back and share the actions you are taking. 
Thanks for caring!

Lori Fisher, LCC Executive Director
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