Clean Water Week

Congregations and Clean Water

Host:  Ascension Lutheran Church 

Sponsors: Vermont Clean Water NetworkVermont Interfaith Power and Light

Location:  95 Allen Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

Event Description:  Congregations and Clean Water: Presentation of a new Watershed Discipleship Manual  and discussion of steps faith communities can take to learn about and advocate for clean water.

Pre-registration required: Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated (church contact info: 862-8866 or email church.office@alcvt.org)

Cost: FREE

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Breakfast on the Farm at Kayhart Brothers Dairy

Host:  Kayhart Brothers Dairy Farm

Location:  7429 Rt. 17W, West Addison VT, 05491

Event Description:  Come to Vermont Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Kayhart Brothers Dairy Farm to enjoy a free breakfast and learn how Vermont’s agricultural community works together to produce safe, delicious, wholesome food. This family-friendly event allows kids and adults alike to meet the farmers and the cows who make local dairy possible in Vermont! For more information, visit www.vermontbreakfastonthefarm.com.

Pre-registration required: Yes

Cost: FREE

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Open House

Host:  The Village of Essex Junction

Location:  39 Cascade Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Event Description:  Open hours and Water Resource Recovery Tours

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: FREE

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Lake Iroquois Association Garden Tour, Plant Sale, and Picnic

Host:  Lake Iroquois Association

Location:  Pine Shore Drive, Hinesburg VT, 05461

Event Description:  

3-5 PM “Garden Stroll down Pineshore Drive”.  Lauren Jenness, from the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation, will lead a tour of several properties that are Vermont Lake-friendly.  LIA’s own Shannon Kelly will discuss the Ecosystem Restoration Project. Meet us to start the tour at 3 PM at the turn on Pine Shore Road. (See red dot on map inside.)

Look for “LIA Garden Tour” signs by road and by shore.  5-7 PM Picnic- 129 Wood Run - (See green dot on map inside.)

Look for “LIA Garden Tour” signs by road and by shore.  Picnic Food - Beer, wine, water, lemonade, hot dogs, hamburgers,veggie burgers, and cake. Feel free to bring sides and salads.  They are welcome but not necessary.  Rodney Putnam, singer and guitarist, will be our special entertainment at the picnic

Plant Sale - Preorder native plants to pick up at the picnic and save 10% or select plants at the picnic for purchase.  Chris Conant will donate 25% of the proceeds to the LIA. (Order form inside.)

Corrinna Panapay, District Manager, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District, will discuss the shore erosion projects taking place on Lake Iroquois and grant opportunities or lake residents for projects on their shorelines.

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: FREE to attend

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Lake Champlain Live - Public Trip on Lake Champlain Aboard the R/V Melosira

Host:  Lake Champlain Sea Grant

Location:  3 College St., Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab, Burlington VT, 05401

Event Description:  Lake Champlain Live will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about and try their hands as limnologists (i.e., those who study inland waters). Following an interactive introduction to the geology and formation of the Lake Champlain Basin and the lake, participants will learn about biological, chemical and physical measurements limnologists make to improve our understanding of the lake, its watershed, and our impacts on them.

Pre-registration required: Yes

Cost: $25

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:45pm

FNLC, UVM Ext, and FWA Summer Farm Meeting

Host:  Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, University of Vermont Extension, and Farmer's Watershed Alliance

Location:  4826 Hanna Rd, Franklin VT, 05457

Event Description:  The annual summer farm meeting and field day hosted by Tim Magnant at the Bridgeman View Farm in Franklin, VT.  FNLC, UVM Extension, FWA and AgriLab Tech are providing new information about improved agricultural field techniques to reduce non-point phosphorus run off into the state's water ways.  

FNLC and AgriLab Tech will present the Bouchard Farm Two-Tier Farm Stream/Ditch.

UVM Extension staff will present innovative agriculture techniques and equipment designed to fully infiltrate manure, do a field tour to demo Tim Magnant's successful crop rotation, counter slope plowed rows, minimal tillage, manure injection, grassed waterways, and riparian buffer management. 

Hick's Equipment Company, New Hampshire will demo a new manure injector designed to be used on hay meadows and pasture land.  State and Federal agency personnel will be on had to familiarize farms with current and new financial resources to help them with their water quality improvement projects and equipment purchases.

Pre-registration required: Yes

Cost: Free

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

Come visit our hot water boat wash

Host:  Shadow Lake Association

Location:  Boat launch at Shadow Lake, Glover VT, 05839

Event Description:  Demo and explanation of our hot water Boat wash

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: Free

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 6:00am to 6:00pm

No Till Drill Workshop

Host:  Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance and White River Natural Resources Conservation District

Location:  145B Birch Meadow Road, Fairlee VT, 05045

Event Description:  The CRWFA and White River NRCD will be holding a No Till Drill workshop. Both organization's drills will be there for demonstration. If you're interested in learning more about pasture renovation, cover cropping, and no till management, please join us. This workshop is mandatory if you plan on renting either piece of equipment in the next couple of years.

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: Free

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Lessons from the Floods

Host: Lake Champlain Committee (LCC)

Location: NA

Event Description: Six years ago Tropical Storm Irene slammed into the Champlain Valley. Up to 11 inches of rain fell; rivers swelled and flooded; homes, roads and bridges were wiped away. Download LCC's publication "Lessons from the Floods" to learn eight lessons that will help increase community resilience for the future.  

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: Free

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Explore the Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail

Host: Lake Champlain Committee (LCC)

Location: Any of the 41 island and shoreline sites in the trail system

Event Description: Explore the lake under your own power by paddling parts of the Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail. Contact LCC for information about our annual guidebook, stewardship guidelines, safety tips and day trip options.

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: Free

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

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