Lakes and Ponds

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - Montpelier

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Assoiated General Contractors of Vermont in Montpelier, VT

At this time all NSECC training events are full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

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 2016 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.)

  • Monday, November 7, 2016 at Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District in Rutland, VT
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 at  Lake Champlain Sea Grant at UVM in Essex Junction, VT

Documents:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - Essex Junction

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

*The Essex Junction training has filled to capacity

Course Date and Location: Monday, November 14, 2016 at Lake Champlain Sea Grant at UVM in Essex Junction, VT (filled to capacity)

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 2016 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.)

  • ​Monday, November 7, 2016 at Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District in Rutland, VT
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Assoiated General Contractors of Vermont in Montpelier, VT

Documents:

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - St. Johnsbury

A Coursefor Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT

At this time all NSECC training events are full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

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 2016 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.)

  • Monday, November 7, 2016 at Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District in Rutland, VT
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 at  Lake Champlain Sea Grant at UVM in Essex Junction, VT
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Assoiated General Contractors of Vermont in Montpelier, VT

Documents:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - Rutland

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location: Monday, November 7, 2016 at Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District in Rutland, 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 2016 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.)

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 at  Lake Champlain Sea Grant at UVM in Essex Junction, VT
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Assoiated General Contractors of Vermont in Montpelier, VT

Documents:

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Public Access Greeter Training

Upper Valley Ambulance / Fairlee Fire Station, 5445 E. Lake Morey Rd, Fairlee
* Hosted by the Lake Morey Protective 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 registration form or with questions.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Lake Wise Leader Training

June 24th —Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Brunswick 
(~20 minutes east of Island Pond); 9:00am –12:30pm
Hosted by Essex NRCD and Maidstone Lake Friends.  Contact Heather Robinson, Essex NRCD, essexnrcd@gmail.com

For questions or to organize a Lake Wise Leader Training in another location, 
contact Amy Picotte from the Agency of Natural Resources.
Amy.Picotte@vermont.gov

For more information please view the Lake Wise Training Flyer

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Public Access Greeter 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 Mulhollemat Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a registration form or with questions.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Public Access Greeter Training

Agency of Natural Resources 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 Mulhollemat Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a registration form or with questions.

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Vermont’s Annual Lake Seminar

The 12th Annual Vermont Lake Seminar will be held on Friday June 3, 2016

Education Center at Kehoe on Lake Bomoseen
636 Point of Pines Road
Castleton VT, 05735

The Lakes and Ponds Program of the VT Watershed Management Division organizes this event each year, in conjunction with the Vermont Federation of Lakes and Ponds, to celebrate lakes and to encourage residents to join in water quality protection efforts focused on lakes.  

The theme for this year’s event is ‘From Policy to Action’.  Keynoter speaker, Kris Stepenuk from the UVM Sea Grant Program, will share her experiences connecting volunteer monitoring efforts to natural resource policy and management action.  Additional morning presentations include tactical basin planning, grant opportunities, invasive species and an overview of citizen science opportunities in Vermont.  Afternoon workshops cover a variety of topics including septic systems and turtle nesting habitat.  There’s something for everyone and plenty of opportunity during the day to network with fellow lake leaders from around the state.

For a full agenda and presentation overview, click here.
To register, visit the Vermont Federation of Lakes and Ponds website.
Registration deadline is June 1.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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