Lakes and Ponds

2019 Public Access Greeter Training - Newport

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
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

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

2019 Public Access Greeter Training - Westmore

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
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2019 Public Access Greeter Training - Castleton

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
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2019 Public Access Greeter Training - Wilmington

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 17, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

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 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 - 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

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

Waterfront Living in Vermont: A Septic Solutions Conference

Where:

UVM Davis Center
590 Main St. Burlington, Vermont

About:

Topics:

  • Septic 101
  • Septic Regulations & Beyond for Shorelines
  • Financing Assistance
  • Showcasing Innovative and Alternative Systems

Partners:

  • Lake Champlain SeaGrant
  • UVM Extension
  • Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Supporters

  • Lake Champlain Basin Program
  • New England Grassroots Environment Fund
  • Advanced Onsite Services

Detailed Description:

The Septic Solutions conference is for Vermont homeowners along rivers and lakeshores as well as septic designers and installers to explore design and financing solutions to address our aging septic infrastructure.  The conference will share innovative systems for small lots, available technology and financing resources, and provide continuing education credits for licensed septic designers.  Conference is supported by the Lake Champlain Basin Program and New England Grassroots Environment Fund and it is being coordinated in partnership with Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Lakes and Ponds Program and the Drinking and Groundwater Protection Division.  Topics include Septic 101, Navigating the Permitting World, Financing Solutions, and Showcasing Innovative and Alternative Systems, and participants are encouraged to visit the vendor exhibit.  Door prizes to include a free septic consultation from Advanced Onsite Services and a trip for two on one of Lake Champlain Sea Grant’s Summer Boat Cruises.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

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