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Two-Day Vermont Retail & Grocers Association Convention

The 2017 Vermont Retail & Grocers Convention & Expo is on April 27th and 28th at the Hilton Burlington. This highly-anticipated 2-day business-to-business event features 5 networking events, 8 information sessions, local and national exhibitors with quality goods and services at every price point for businesses of all sizes. All events and information sessions were created specifically for Retailers, Grocers, Specialty Food & Beverage Producers and/or Manufacturers and related Business Services Providers to engage, network and grow their professional community.  Online registration is available at VRGA17.eventbrite.com. Follow Vermont Retail & Grocers Association on Facebook or #VRGA17 on Twitter for the latest news.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:30pm

Clean Water Fund Board Meeting

The public is invited to attend the Clean Water Fund Board meeting on April 27, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Catamount Room, National Life. During this meeting, the Clean Water Fund Board members, including secretaries of the Agencies of Administration; Agriculture, Food and Markets; Commerce and Community Development; Natural Resources; and Transportation, will be addressing the Clean Water Fund budget, budget process, and tracking agencies’ clean water spending.  

Meeting Agenda

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing emily.bird@vermont.gov.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Reducing Phosphorus Pollution from Rivers

Thursday, April 27th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
National Life Main Building – Winooski Room, M240
Speaker: Staci Pomeroy, River Scientist, Department of Environmental Conservation

In Vermont, river instability contributes the second largest phosphorus load, just over 20%, to Lake Champlain. Learn how projects to protect and restore river corridors in the Lake Champlain Basin are helping to reduce this phosphorus load and improve flood resiliency. 

Limited seating is available. For more information and to RSVP (if attending in person), email anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov or call Bethany Sargent at (802) 490-6131. 

If you would like to attend remotely you can watch the presentation using the Skype for Business link.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Ecosystem Restoration Grant Webinar

DEC will be hosting a webinar Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm to discuss the upcoming grant round and minor changes to the RFP, which are intended to provide applicants more flexibility and to streamline the grant application, review, and reporting processes. Partners can attend the webinar in person (seating is limited) or online through Skype for Business (directions on how to attend via Skype for Business are posted online). The webinar will also be recorded and available for viewing on the Clean Water Initiative YouTube page.  For more information, email or call Marli Rupe at (802) 490-6171.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Public Access Greeter Training

Bois Residence, 23 Stearns Ave, Wilmington
* Hosted by the Lake Raponda Association

If you are a new greeter, a program coordinator, or would just like to brush up on the latest information regarding aquatic invasive species, join our Greeter training to learn about:

•Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
•Hands-on aquatic invasive species identification
•Access area rules and regulations, baitfish regulations, invasive species laws
•Invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public
•Watercraft inspection and decontamination training

Free Greeter Program Tools

Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “Greeter on Duty” signs, t-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program.

Pre-registration Required!

Contact Josh Mulhollem at Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a register.

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain Meeting

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee (VTCAC) meeting will be held Monday, May 8th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Shelburne Town Offices, Meeting Room 1.  

Learn more about how the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is responding to proposed federal budget cuts and how those cuts my impact the agency's work.

Speaker: Julie Moore, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

To RSVP, email Bethany Sargent.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Public Access Greeter Training

ANR Storage Annex, 100 Junction Rd, Berlin

If you are a new greeter, a program coordinator, or would just like to brush up on the latest information regarding aquatic invasive species, join our Greeter training to learn about:

•Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
•Hands-on aquatic invasive species identification
•Access area rules and regulations, baitfish regulations, invasive species laws
•Invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public
•Watercraft inspection and decontamination training

Free Greeter Program Tools

Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “Greeter on Duty” signs, t-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program.

Pre-registration Required!

Contact Josh Mulhollem at Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a register.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Public Access Greeter Program Training

Westmore Community Church, 27 Hinton Hill Rd, Westmore
* Hosted by the Westmore Association

If you are a new greeter, a program coordinator, or would just like to brush up on the latest information regarding aquatic invasive species, join our Greeter training to learn about:

•Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
•Hands-on aquatic invasive species identification
•Access area rules and regulations, baitfish regulations, invasive species laws
•Invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public
•Watercraft inspection and decontamination training

Free Greeter Program Tools

Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “Greeter on Duty” signs, t-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program.

Pre-registration Required!

Contact Josh Mulhollem at Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a register.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Wetlands Projects and TMDL Implementation

You are invited to join the Vermont Clean Water Initiative for the 2016-2017 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series. 
On Thursday May 11th from 11am-Noon in the Winooski Room at the Department of Environmental Conservation to hear from Julie Foley of the Wetlands Program at DEC, talk about "Wetlands Projects & TMDL Implementation." 

If you would like to attend remotely you can watch the presentation using the Skype for Business link.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Public Access Greeter Program Training

Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St, Castleton
* Hosted by the Lake Bomoseen Association

If you are a new greeter, a program coordinator, or would just like to brush up on the latest information regarding aquatic invasive species, join our Greeter training to learn about:

•Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
•Hands-on aquatic invasive species identification
•Access area rules and regulations, baitfish regulations, invasive species laws
•Invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public
•Watercraft inspection and decontamination training

Free Greeter Program Tools

Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “Greeter on Duty” signs, t-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program.

Pre-registration Required!

Contact Josh Mulhollem at Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a register.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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