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Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location: Friday, November 5, 2021 - Live and Entirely Online

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.  (People may choose to opt out of appearing on the list if they want) 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.

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Friday, November 5, 2021 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

INaturalist Wetland Mapping Project Training

Would you like to help the Vermont DEC Wetlands Program map wetlands throughout the state? There is now a way to send us on-the-ground data on wetlands you discover, using your smartphone (or a GPS and camera) and the free iNaturalist citizen science app. This training will offer a quick overview of how to use the iNaturalist app and how specifically to collect data we can use to map wetlands.  

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm

VT Wetland Training for Stormwater Professionals

Please join us for a webinar on how to navigate wetlands permitting for stormwater projects.  The Vermont Wetlands Program will present on wetland identification tools, permitting, and tips on how to avoid wetland jurisdiction.  
When?   May 3rd, 2021 at 10am
Where? Online
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Monday, May 3, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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