Lakes and Ponds

Septic Social - Lake Morey

Come learn about maintaining or replacing your septic system in a social setting!  Join septic experts, lake scientists, and other lakeshore property owners for a FREE social gathering to discuss proper maintenance, innovative systems, and more!  Functioning Septic Systems are one of many important shoreland practices.  Bring your septic questions!  More information can be found here:

Lake Morey Septic Social Flyer

Location:  3796 Lake Morey Rd in Fairlee on Lake Morey

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Vermont Invasives Patrollers Paddle - Derby

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 – Salem Lake, Derby

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Vermont Invasives Patrollers Workshop and Paddle - Colchester

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 – Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester
VIP Paddle – Colchester Pond, Colchester

Wednesday, July 25, 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

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 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

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - Castleton

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location: Monday, November 5, 2018 at Castleton University in Castleton, VT

Course Content:
This Certification Course covers shoreland Best Management Practices, including techniques for erosion control, stormwater management, bioengineering and wildlife habitat protection.  Lakeshore owners often rely on professional contractors, landscapers, engineers or other site workers to advice and help them manage their property.  The NSECC course teaches contractors both the science for using BMPs and the science of how they work to protect the lake while remaining attractive and appealing to homeowners.  All workers certified through this six hour training course will be listed on the Agency of Natural Resources web site and the list will be shared with lakeshore property owners.  Those certified through this course will also be given preference for grants and contracts awarded through the new Vermont Clean Water Initiative, and are eligible for professional development credits, including four non-soil credits for Licensed Designers.

Other November 2018 Training Dates and Locations: (All sessions run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Attend only one session.  All sessions cover the same material.)

Documents:

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Managing Forested Lands on Our Lakeshores

This lakeshore walk and talk will discuss appropriate forestry management practices for use on lakeshore properties.  An excellent opportunity to ask questions about trees, wildlife habitat, and how forests function in the watershed.  Rain or shine – bring footwear suitable for a walk through the woods!  More information and registration can be found online here:

Managing forest lands on our lakeshores workshop

Location: Parking at the lot beside the Morgan Town Hall (intersection of VT-111 and Morgan-Charleston Road, Morgan)

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:30pm 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

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

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