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VIP Workshop & Paddle - Plymouth

Please join Vermont Lakes & Ponds Program staff at one of three 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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This Event:

Saturday, July 20, 2019    10:00 am  -  2:00 pm
VIP Workshop & Paddle – Farm & Wilderness Camp
401 Farm & Wilderness Road, Plymouth VT 05056
* Hosted by Ninevah Foundation

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee Annual Retreat

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee for Lake Champlain's Future meets Monday, July 22nd, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Lake Champlain Basin Program Office, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, VT. For more information and to RSVP, contact Bethany Sargent

DRAFT AGENDA

9:30 – 11:15 am

  1. Welcome and introductions (10 minutes) – Lori Fisher
  2. Public comments (5 minutes)
  3. ACTION ITEM: Review and vote on April 8th Meeting Summary (5 min) – Lori Fisher
  4. Budget update: SFY19 Annual Accounting Summary (5 min) – Bethany Sargent
  5. ACTION ITEM: Vote on Chair and Vice Chair (10 minutes) – Bethany Sargent
  6. Overview of the Lake Champlain Basin Program and Opportunities for Action (40 min) – Eric Howe, Lake Champlain Basin Program Director

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

  1. Overview of S.96 and other clean water legislation (60 min) – Julie Moore, Agency of Natural Resources Secretary

12:15 – 1:00 pm – Lunch (Provided for VTCAC members and guest presenters)

1:00 – 3:30 pm

  1. Review VTCAC charge and discuss opportunities to increase effectiveness (60 min)

Discussion: What are our measures of success? Have we been effective? How might we be more strategic given time and resource limitations?

  1. Determine 2020 Lake Champlain Action Plan priorities, and production process and timeline (45 min)
  2. Identify VTCAC meeting dates, times, locations, and potential guest presenters for September 2019 – June 2020 (45 min)

Discussion: Recreation and agriculture public forums

3:30 pm – ADJOURN

Monday, July 22, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

VIP Workshop & Paddle - Derby

Please join Vermont Lakes & Ponds Program staff at one of three 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.

For more information please view:

This Event:

Saturday, July 27, 2019      10:00 am  -  2:00 pm
VIP Workshop & Paddle – Lake Salem Beach House
480 4-H Road, Salem Lake, Derby VT 05829
* Hosted by the Salem Lakes Association

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

VERMONT RIVERS & ROADS TIER 2 TRAINING - Bradford

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
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

VERMONT RIVERS & ROADS TIER 2 TRAINING - Bradford

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
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Vermont Rivers & Roads Tier 2 Training - Berlin - October

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, October 9, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm