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Vermont Rivers & Roads Tier 2 Training - Berlin - May

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 22, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Vermont Rivers & Roads Tier 2 Training - Berlin - May

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 22, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

2019 Public Access Greeter Training - Berlin

Please join Vermont Lakes Program staff at one of five free workshops offered to train Public Access Greeters in educating lake visitors about invasive species, providing watercraft inspections and STOPPING invasive species introductions.  All training sessions satisfy the requirements necessary for operation as an approved aquatic nuisance inspection station as defined in Vermont statute 10 V.S.A § 1454(c).

Workshop Topics

  • Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
  • Access area rules and regulations, invasive species laws
  • Invasive species messaging, tips on interacting with the public
  • Inspection and data collection training

Workshop Dates:

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 | 3 PM - 6 PM
    Memorial Hall, 14 W Main Street, Wilmington
    * Hosted by the Lake Raponda Association
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 9 AM - 12 PM
    Castleton Community Center, 2018 Main Street, Castleton
    * Hosted by the Lake Bomoseen Association
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 9 AM - 12 PM
    Westmore Community Church's Fellowship Hall 27 Hintion Hill Rd, Westmore
    *Hosted by the Westmore Association
  • Friday, May 24, 2019 | 9 AM - 12 PM
    National Life Storage Annex, 190 Junction Road, Berlin
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019| 9 AM - 12 PM
    Gateway Center, 84 Fyfe Dr, Newport
    * Hosted by the Memphremagog Watershed Association
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:00am 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

Project WET Educator Workshop

May 29, 2019  8:30 AM
St. Albans Museum
9 Church Street, St. Albans
Registration is online: https://form.jotform.com/91205159900149
Cost: $30

Project WET develops education curriculum for teachers to reach children with experiential, science-based water resource education.  Come learn about Project WET and participate in a demonstration of several activities!  Attendees will leave with the Projet WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0.  Please bring payment to the workshop!

Contact Laura Dlugolecki (laura.dlugolecki@vermont.gov) or Lindsay Miller (lindsay.miller@vermont.gov) with any questions and visit www.projectwet.org to read more about Project WET.

Click here to view or download a flyer for this event.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 8:30am

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 Lake Seminar - 2019

Description:

Hosted by the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds and the Vermont DEC Lakes and Ponds Program.  This seminar will feature discussions of shoreland management and protection, aquatic invasive species (AIS) management, nutrient management through lake protection plans, and the effect of atmospheric pollution (carbon dioxide, acid rain, phosphorus, and mercury) on lakes.

Where:

Lake Morey Resort
82 Clubhouse Road, Fairlee, VT 05045

Additional Info:

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Summer Erosion Control Workshop - Lake Eden

Training Overview:

Sediment is the world’s #1 pollutant. During storms, disturbed soils erode and wash into streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, threatening drinking water, fish and wildlife, and recreational uses. This workshop teaches techniques for preventing and controlling erosion and supports a favorable quality of life in Vermont. Materials and practices for controlling sediment and designing and installing effective long-term erosion control solutions will be displayed and presented. These field days are a unique combined effort between the private and public sectors to share information and promote a better understanding of the latest erosion control tools and techniques. The goal is to provide information that is immediately useful to all who attend.

Location and Registration:

8:00-8:30am - Meet at Mount Norris Scout Reservation on north end of Lake Eden

Register with Peter Danforth from the Lamoille County Conservation District at lccddirector@gmail.com
or by phone at 802-888-9218, ext. 3004
$30 Registration Fee*
Checks written to the Lamoille County NRCD

Tentative Agenda:

8:00-8:30: Registration and Vendor Exhibits
Coffee and pastries provided for morning sessions

8:30-11:00: Indoor Presentations and Vendor Exhibits

  • Regulatory Updates (Stormwater Construction, Shoreland, and Road)
  • Best Management Practices
  • Emerging Technology

11:00-12:30: Field Station Rotation

12:30-1:30: Buffet Lunch Provided

1:30-3:00: Field Stations

  • Soil Amendments
  • Jobsite Sediment Control
  • Porous Pavement Systems
  • Building Better Roadways
  • Drainage Solutions
  • Native Plants and Vegetative Solutions

Sponsors and Presenters

  • Lamoille County Conservation District
  • Winooski Conservation District
  • VT Dept of Environ Conservation, Watershed Management Division
    • Stormwater, Roads, Shoreland Permitting and Lake Wise Programs
  • Everett J. Prescott, Inc.
  • Bowman Supply
  • Profile Products
  • Trowel Trades Supply, Colchester, VT
  • Tensar Corporation
  • Northeast Chapter - International Erosion Control Association

Continuing Education Credits:

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for Six Contact Hours for Professional Development Hours (PDHs). These credits can be applied to recertification for the three year Vermont Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification, and can also be applied to EnviroCert recertification. Otherwise, it is up to the individual to contact their associations to determine if these credit hours can apply to their professional license or recertification.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Summer Erosion Control Workshop - Richmond

Training Overview:

Sediment is the world’s #1 pollutant. During storms, disturbed soils erode and wash into streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands, threatening drinking water, fish and wildlife, and recreational uses. This workshop teaches techniques for preventing and controlling erosion and supports a favorable quality of life in Vermont. Materials and practices for controlling sediment and designing and installing effective long-term erosion control solutions will be displayed and presented. These field days are a unique combined effort between the private and public sectors to share information and promote a better understanding of the latest erosion control tools and techniques. The goal is to provide information that is immediately useful to all who attend.

Location and Registration:

8:00-8:30am Meet at the Richmond Congregational Church by the Winooski River

Register with Gianna Petito, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District by visiting the web site which accepts credit cards and Pay Pal http://winooskinrcd.org/calendar-of-events/

Checks made payable to WNRCD can be mailed to:
617 Comstock Road, Suite 1, Berlin VT 05602
$30 Registration Fee* *Includes morning snacks and lunch!

Tentative Agenda:

8:00-8:30: Registration and Vendor Exhibits
Coffee and pastries provided for morning sessions

8:30-11:00: Indoor Presentations and Vendor Exhibits

  • Regulatory Updates (Stormwater Construction, Shoreland, and Road)
  • Best Management Practices
  • Emerging Technology

11:00-12:30: Field Station Rotation

12:30-1:30: Buffet Lunch Provided

1:30-3:00: Field Stations

  • Soil Amendments
  • Jobsite Sediment Control
  • Porous Pavement Systems
  • Building Better Roadways
  • Drainage Solutions
  • Native Plants and Vegetative Solutions

Sponsors and Presenters

  • Lamoille County Conservation District
  • Winooski Conservation District
  • VT Dept of Environ Conservation, Watershed Management Division
    • Stormwater, Roads, Shoreland Permitting and Lake Wise Programs
  • Everett J. Prescott, Inc.
  • Bowman Supply
  • Profile Products
  • Trowel Trades Supply, Colchester, VT
  • Tensar Corporation
  • Northeast Chapter - International Erosion Control Association

Continuing Education Credits:

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for Six Contact Hours for Professional Development Hours (PDHs). These credits can be applied to recertification for the three year Vermont Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification, and can also be applied to EnviroCert recertification. Otherwise, it is up to the individual to contact their associations to determine if these credit hours can apply to their professional license or recertification.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

Clean Water Lecture: Lake Score Cards Highlight Restoration Progress and Protection Needs

Thursday,  June 13, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier

Hear from DEC Lakes and Ponds Program Environmental Scientist Leslie Matthews as she reviews the lake score card, a user-friendly interface developed by the Vermont Lakes and Ponds Management and Protection Program (VLPP). Leslie will also share available data on the overall health of Vermont’s lakes. 

Attend in person (RSVP by email) or online (via Skype for Business). Visit the Clean Water Initiative Lecture Series webpage for additional information and help spread the word on Facebook.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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