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2017 NACD Northeast Region Meeting

Host: Vermont Association of Conservation Districts

Location: Sheraton Hotel, 870 Williston Road, Burlington, VT, 05403

Event Description: Join us in the Green Mountain State this summer for a spectacular conference featuring the vibrant agricultural landscape of Vermont. 

  • Learn about program innovations to promote conservation, support agriculture, and protect water quality. 
  • Discuss key policies and programs that impact our conservation mission. 
  • Hear from NACD and NRCS leadership and others about national trends, issues, and activities, and how they relate to the Northeast.
  • Share experiences with colleagues from throughout the Northeast. 
  • Tour Vermont farms and stormwater projects and enjoy the beautiful Vermont landscape. ​

Pre-registration required: Yes

Cost: $75 - $445

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Water Words

Host: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Location: 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, VT, 05491

Event Description: Join the interactive community online forum to express the value of clean water through the magic of words with a day at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's new exhibit Stem to Stern, which celebrates the connections between the forests and the waterways of the Champlain Valley.

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: Yes (Museum general admission - $12)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:00pm

Summer Farm Meeting

Hosts: UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils ProgramFriends of Northern Lake Champlain, and Farmers Watershed Alliance

Location: Bridgeman View Farm, 4826 Hanna Road, Franklin, VT 05457

Event Description: Join UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program (NWCS), Friends of Northern Lake Champlain (FNLC), and Farmer’s Watershed Alliance (FWA) at Tim and Martha Magnant’s farm, Bridgeman View Farm. Topics to include innovative agronomic practices of interseeding, no-till and cover cropping, including viewing a field using the roller crimper technology.  We'll also visit the soil health trailer, a rolling, solar-powered trailer to demonstrate the value of healthy soil. For more information, view event flyer.

Pre-registration required: Yes. Register online at or contact Susan Brouillette at 802-524-6501 or 1-800-639-2130 (VT only) or e-mail susan.brouillette@uvm.eduRSVP by August 14, 2017

Cost: Free

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

State of the Lake Coffee Chat

Host:   Lake Champlain Basin Program

Location:  Wally's Place - Bagel and Deli, 260 US-2, South Hero, VT, 05486

Event Description:  Join Eric Howe, LCBP Director for a lively discussion on Lake Champlain and pick up a free poster of the Basin! A Vermont Clean Water Event.

Pre-registration required:  No

Cost:   Free

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Bert's Boats Keep Our River Clean

Host: Bert's Boats

Location: Riverside Outpost, 5300 VT-15, Cambridge, VT 05464

Event Description: All Bert's Boats customers will be given a trash bag for their trash and any other trash they can pick up during their day's paddle.

Pre-registration required: Yes

Cost: Yes (Standard Bert's Boats kayak or canoe rental or shuttle pricing - $35 for solo kayak, $60 for two-person kayak, $55 for 2-person canoe, $60 for three-seat canoe, $65 for four-seat canoe, and no charge gas stipend)

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

LCC Citizen Science Cyanobacteria Monitoring

Host:  Lake Champlain Committee

Location:  at over 100 sites on Lake Champlain and inland lakes

Event Description:   LCC cyanobacteria monitors will assess and report on conditions at over 100 Lake Champlain and inland lake locations. Check out the data tracker at to see the results as they come in.

Pre-registration required:  No

Cost:  Free

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

Wild and Scenic Gathering at Big Falls

Host: Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Committee

Location: Big Falls / 1150 River Rd, North Troy, VT, 05859

Event Description: Come celebrate summer at our Wild and Scenic Missisquoi River! Join the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Committee on August 20th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at Big Falls in North Troy. We will have games and activities, demonstrations, guided nature walks, music, food, a zucchini regatta (make your own vessel on site!), face-painting, a make-your-own "stained-glass" river paper craft, and adventures provided by Lynx Mountain Guides of Vermont - including a Tyrolean Traverse and an opportunity to brave the heights and rappel down into the gorge! 

For more information, visit

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: Free

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm