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Annual LaRosa Partner Training/Orientation

The LaRosa Partnership Program will be holding its annual spring training/orientation for partners on Friday March 29th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM! This event will take place at the new Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory (VAEL) at 163 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, VT 05061. 

Connect with your fellow LaRosa partners and be ready with any questions you have about the program. Jim Kellogg will provide an overview of the functioning of the LaRosa program for the benefit of our new partners, and Guy Roberts will be training partners on handling, logging, transporting, and delivering samples to VAEL. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

 

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

2019 Leahy Center Environmental Summit - The Alchemy of Art & Science

The Leahy Environmental Summit Focuses on The Alchemy of Art and Science: Creating a Culture of Clean Water

Our lakes, rivers, streams and ponds sustain us, but they face daunting challenges from the ways we have shaped our communities and the land. How can artists and scientists partner to communicate the value of water protection and restoration projects? 

Come to the 2019 Leahy Environmental Summit on April 5th in Burlington to share your ideas for art and science collaboration, learn about new strategies, and explore partnerships that engage Vermonters to understand, care, and act. Register here and help spread the word on Facebook.

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Clean Water Lecture: WISPr, It’s Louder Than It Sounds: Millions Available for Natural Resources Restoration

Thursday,  April 11, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Catamount Room (N215), National Life Building, Montpelier

Join DEC’s Water Infrastructure Financing Program staff Terisa Thomas and Ashley Lucht to learn about the Water Infrastructure Sponsorship Program or WISPr – a new funding mechanism for natural resources restoration projects. Under this program, up to 10% of a municipality’s clean water loan can be used to implement natural resources restoration projects, with that portion of the loan having a discounted administrative fee, which the municipality pays over the loan period. Find out how to access this innovative and entirely new funding source for clean water. 

Attend in person (RSVP by email) or online (via Skype for Business). Visit the Clean Water Lecture Series webpage for additional information.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Vermont Rivers & Roads Tier 2 Training

Click Here to download this announcement as a PDF

Tier 1 Online River and Roads Slide Show:
This slide show presentation discusses river terms and concepts to provide a background for the Tier 2 class. The slide show may take 30 minutes to an hour to review and includes some quick quizzes that are not recorded but provide immediate feedback for the user. Important Note: the slide show works best using Internet Explorer, and we do not recommend the use of Chrome, Firefox or Edge platforms.

Tier 2 River and Roads workshops:
Watch this brief and fun video link from VPR Outdoors Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOBMq2gYP_k

Tier 2 is a two-day training and is both indoors and outdoor. Bring, or wear, appropriate field clothes and waterproof boots or old sneakers you can get wet! Each day will be indoors for slide shows and class exercises and river flume table demonstrations and outdoors on rivers and streams to observe in the field what we’ve seen and discussed indoors. Certificates of Completion for documenting continuing education credits are issued upon completion for renewal of professional licenses and other relevant certifications (i.e. VT Roads Scholar).

Workshops with Vermont Local Roads (VLR): Open to municipal staff, state staff, and limited regional planning commission staff and conservation districts that are working directly with municipalities on river and road related issues. Snacks and lunch provided by VLR!

  • May 29th & 30th (Wed. & Thur.) at Winhall Town Garage, 64 Old Town Rd. Winhall
  • October 1st & 2nd (Tue. & Wed.) at Bradford Town Garage, 359 Fairground Rd, Bradford

Sign-up for these events go to VT Local Roads web site at: https://localroads.vermont.gov/

Workshops at VTrans Training Center (VTTC) at 1716 Route 302 Berlin: Open to all municipal staff, state staff, construction contractors, engineers, consultants, regional planning commission staff, conservation districts, and others working with communities on river and road related issues.

  • May 22 & 23rd (Wed & Thur.)
  • October 9th & 10th (Wed. & Thur.)

Sign-up for VTTC events go through:

  • Non-state staff: contact Staci Pomeroy at staci.pomeory@vermont.gov or 802-490-6191
  • State staff: SOV LINC (look at the events calendar for the “ Rivers and Roads Tier II”)

For SOV first time user Login info for state employees
URL: https://vermont.csod.com
User ID: Your @vermont.gov email address. Password: P4ssw0rd
Note: you will be required to change your password upon your first log in, additionally; your password must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 8 characters and must contain both upper and lower case letters
  • Must contain alpha and numeric characters
  • Must contain at least one special character
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Vermont Rivers & Roads Tier 2 Training

Click Here to download this announcement as a PDF

Tier 1 Online River and Roads Slide Show:
This slide show presentation discusses river terms and concepts to provide a background for the Tier 2 class. The slide show may take 30 minutes to an hour to review and includes some quick quizzes that are not recorded but provide immediate feedback for the user. Important Note: the slide show works best using Internet Explorer, and we do not recommend the use of Chrome, Firefox or Edge platforms.

Tier 2 River and Roads workshops:
Watch this brief and fun video link from VPR Outdoors Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOBMq2gYP_k

Tier 2 is a two-day training and is both indoors and outdoor. Bring, or wear, appropriate field clothes and waterproof boots or old sneakers you can get wet! Each day will be indoors for slide shows and class exercises and river flume table demonstrations and outdoors on rivers and streams to observe in the field what we’ve seen and discussed indoors. Certificates of Completion for documenting continuing education credits are issued upon completion for renewal of professional licenses and other relevant certifications (i.e. VT Roads Scholar).

Workshops with Vermont Local Roads (VLR): Open to municipal staff, state staff, and limited regional planning commission staff and conservation districts that are working directly with municipalities on river and road related issues. Snacks and lunch provided by VLR!

  • May 29th & 30th (Wed. & Thur.) at Winhall Town Garage, 64 Old Town Rd. Winhall
  • October 1st & 2nd (Tue. & Wed.) at Bradford Town Garage, 359 Fairground Rd, Bradford

Sign-up for these events go to VT Local Roads web site at: https://localroads.vermont.gov/

Workshops at VTrans Training Center (VTTC) at 1716 Route 302 Berlin: Open to all municipal staff, state staff, construction contractors, engineers, consultants, regional planning commission staff, conservation districts, and others working with communities on river and road related issues.

  • May 22 & 23rd (Wed & Thur.)
  • October 9th & 10th (Wed. & Thur.)

Sign-up for VTTC events go through:

  • Non-state staff: contact Staci Pomeroy at staci.pomeory@vermont.gov or 802-490-6191
  • State staff: SOV LINC (look at the events calendar for the “ Rivers and Roads Tier II”)

For SOV first time user Login info for state employees
URL: https://vermont.csod.com
User ID: Your @vermont.gov email address. Password: P4ssw0rd
Note: you will be required to change your password upon your first log in, additionally; your password must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 8 characters and must contain both upper and lower case letters
  • Must contain alpha and numeric characters
  • Must contain at least one special character
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm