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Ecological Design for Lakeshore Properties

Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about best management practices for lakeshore properties and the Vermont Lake Wise Program.  A discussion of native plants, the Shoreland Protection Act’s Vegetation Protection Standards, and a tour of the recently installed Glover Town Beach best management practices will be given.  An excellent opportunity to ask questions, receive technical assistance, and connect lakeshore property owners with landscape professionals.  More information and registration can be found here:

Shadow Lake Workshop Flyer

Location: Glover Town Beach at Shadow Lake (1114 Shadow Lake Road, Glover)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Vermont Lake Seminar

The Vermont Lake Seminar is co-hosted by the DEC’s Lakes and Ponds Program and the Vermont Federation of Lakes and Ponds. It is a day to celebrate Vermont’s waters and further inspire residents to participate in lake protection and restoration.  Science is the basis of managing our lakes and ponds, and this year we want to explore data and management tools with you! The theme of this year’s event is “Partners for Healthy Lakes: Exploring Science, Data, and Tools Together.”  More information and registration can be found here:

http://vermontlakes.org/about-us/lake-seminar/

Location: Vermont College of Fine Arts (36 College Street, Montpelier)

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Summer Erosion Control Workshop

A day-long training for professionals working in soils, water quality, public works, civil engineering, roads, planning, and consulting.  The morning will provide an overview of regulatory updates and best management practices, and the afternoon will move everyone outside for a hands-on display of erosion and drainage solutions.  Participants can receive continuing education credits.  More information and registration can be found here:

Vermont Erosion Control Workshops (Summer 2018)

Location: The Chapel at Castleton University (700 Main Street, Castleton)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Cyanobacteria Volunteer Training

The DEC’s Lakes and Ponds Program is recruiting volunteers to monitor cyanobacteria across the state.  No boat or special equipment required, just attend a training to learn how to identify cyanobacteria and submit findings to the CyanoTracker.  This particular training session will be taught simultaneously via an online webinar in case you cannot make it to Montpelier.  More information and registration can be found online here:

Vermont Cyanobacteria Monitors

Location: National Life Building (1 National Life Drive, Montpelier)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Summer Erosion Control Workshop

A day-long training for professionals working in soils, water quality, public works, civil engineering, roads, planning, and consulting.  The morning will provide an overview of regulatory updates and best management practices, and the afternoon will move everyone outside for a hands-on display of erosion and drainage solutions.  Participants can receive continuing education credits.  More information and registration can be found here:

Vermont Erosion Control Workshops (Summer 2018)

Location: North Country Career Center (209 Veterans Ave, Newport)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Cyanobacteria Volunteer Training

The DEC’s Lakes and Ponds Program is recruiting volunteers to monitor cyanobacteria across the state.  No boat or special equipment required, just attend a training to learn how to identify cyanobacteria and submit findings to the CyanoTracker.  More information and registration can be found online here:

Vermont Cyanobacteria Monitors

Location: North Country Career Center, (209 Veterans Ave, Newport)

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Vermont Invasives Patrollers Workshop and Paddle - Ludlow

Please join Vermont Lakes & Ponds Program staff at one of five free workshops offered to train Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIP) to monitor lakes and ponds for invasive species, survey healthy native plant populations, and reduce the threat for invasive species introductions.  All training sessions involve an introductory overview and a paddle on the water.

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Location:
VIP Workshop – Fletcher Memorial Library, Ludlow
VIP Paddle – Echo Lake, Camp Plymouth State Park

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Clean Water Fund Board Meeting

Monday, June 25, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier

The Clean Water Fund Board will meet to finalize the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019 Clean Water Fund budget and to review a draft SFY 2020 Clean Water Fund budget in preparation for the July public comment period. This meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing Emily Bird. Visit the Clean Water Fund Budget Process webpage for more information. 

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Vermont Invasives Patrollers Workshop and Paddle - Charleston

Please join Vermont Lakes & Ponds Program staff at one of five free workshops offered to train Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIP) to monitor lakes and ponds for invasive species, survey healthy native plant populations, and reduce the threat for invasive species introductions.  All training sessions involve an introductory overview and a paddle on the water.

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Location:
VIP Workshop – Charleston Town Clerk’s Office, West Charleston
VIP Paddle – Echo Lake, East Charleston

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Vermont Invasives Patrollers Paddle - Lake Carmi State Park

Please join Vermont Lakes & Ponds Program staff at one of five free workshops offered to train Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIP) to monitor lakes and ponds for invasive species, survey healthy native plant populations, and reduce the threat for invasive species introductions.  All training sessions involve an introductory overview and a paddle on the water.

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Location:
VIP Paddle – Lake Carmi State Park, Enosburg Falls

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

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