Lake Champlain International, Inc. (LCI) is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in Colchester, VT. LCI’s mission is the conservation, restoration and revitalization of the Lake Champlain watershed and its communities. It hosts the nearly 30-year old LCI Father's Day Fishing Derby, which draws more than 5,500 people from more than 30 states to enjoy Lake Champlain for the weekend. Through that marquee fundraising event and other fishing-related fundraisers, LCI is able to finance their conservation and education programs. They include the Fishing for Friends mentoring partnership, After-School Fishing Clubs, and other grass roots educational efforts. These programs encourage the current 21,000-plus LCI anglers to actively engage the next generation in carrying on the angling heritage and the conservation ethic it embodies. LCI is on the web at mychamplain.net.