Lakes and Ponds

Public Access Greeter Training

A FREE training for Public Access Greeters, hosted by the DEC Lakes and Ponds Program.  Learn how to educate lake visitors about aquatic invasive species and access area rules, as well as provide boat inspection and decontamination.  More information and registration can be found here:

Spring 2018 Public Access Greeter Trainings

Location: Champlain Valley Union high School (369 CVU Road, Hinesburg)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

Cyanobacteria Volunteer Training

The DEC’s Lakes and Ponds Program is recruiting volunteers to monitor cyanobacteria across the state.  No boat or special equipment required, just attend a training to learn how to identify cyanobacteria and submit findings to the CyanoTracker.  This particular training session will be taught simultaneously via an online webinar in case you cannot make it to Montpelier.  More information and registration can be found online here:

Vermont Cyanobacteria Monitors

Location: National Life Building (1 National Life Drive, Montpelier)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Vermont Lake Seminar

The Vermont Lake Seminar is co-hosted by the DEC’s Lakes and Ponds Program and the Vermont Federation of Lakes and Ponds. It is a day to celebrate Vermont’s waters and further inspire residents to participate in lake protection and restoration.  Science is the basis of managing our lakes and ponds, and this year we want to explore data and management tools with you! The theme of this year’s event is “Partners for Healthy Lakes: Exploring Science, Data, and Tools Together.”  More information and registration can be found here:

http://vermontlakes.org/about-us/lake-seminar/

Location: Vermont College of Fine Arts (36 College Street, Montpelier)

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Ecological Design for Lakeshore Properties

Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn about best management practices for lakeshore properties and the Vermont Lake Wise Program.  A discussion of native plants, the Shoreland Protection Act’s Vegetation Protection Standards, and a tour of the recently installed Glover Town Beach best management practices will be given.  An excellent opportunity to ask questions, receive technical assistance, and connect lakeshore property owners with landscape professionals.  More information and registration can be found here:

Shadow Lake Workshop Flyer

Location: Glover Town Beach at Shadow Lake (1114 Shadow Lake Road, Glover)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Public Access Greeter Training

A FREE training for Public Access Greeters, hosted by the DEC Lakes and Ponds Program.  Learn how to educate lake visitors about aquatic invasive species and access area rules, as well as provide boat inspection and decontamination.  More information and registration can be found here:

Spring 2018 Public Access Greeter Trainings

Location: National Life Storage Annex (190 Junction Road, Berlin)

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - Montpelier

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Associated General Contractors of Vermont in Montpelier, VT

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. 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.

Other November 2017 Training Dates and Locations: (All sessions run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Attend only one session. All sessions cover the same material.)

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at  Lake Champlain Sea Grant and UVM Extension in Essex Junction, VT

Documents:

Other Links:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - Essex Junction

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Lake Champlain Sea Grant and UVM Extension in Essex Junction, VT

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. 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.

Other November 2017 Training Dates and Locations: (All sessions run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Attend only one session. All sessions cover the same material.)

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Assoiated General Contractors of Vermont in Montpelier, VT

Documents:

Other Links:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Training - St. Johnsbury

A Course for Landscapers, Contractors, and Site Workers

Course Date and Location
Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT

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. 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.

Other November 2017 Training Dates and Locations: (All sessions run from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Attend only one session. All sessions cover the same material.)

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Assoiated General Contractors of Vermont in Montpelier, VT
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at  Lake Champlain Sea Grant anr UVM Extension in Essex Junction, VT

Documents:

Other Links:

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Public Access Greeter Program Training

North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport

If you are a new greeter, a program coordinator, or would just like to brush up on the latest information regarding aquatic invasive species, join our Greeter training to learn about:

•Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
•Hands-on aquatic invasive species identification
•Access area rules and regulations, baitfish regulations, invasive species laws
•Invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public
•Watercraft inspection and decontamination training

Free Greeter Program Tools

Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “Greeter on Duty” signs, t-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program.

Pre-registration Required!

Contact Josh Mulhollem at Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a register.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Public Access Greeter Program Training

Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St, Castleton
* Hosted by the Lake Bomoseen Association

If you are a new greeter, a program coordinator, or would just like to brush up on the latest information regarding aquatic invasive species, join our Greeter training to learn about:

•Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
•Hands-on aquatic invasive species identification
•Access area rules and regulations, baitfish regulations, invasive species laws
•Invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public
•Watercraft inspection and decontamination training

Free Greeter Program Tools

Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “Greeter on Duty” signs, t-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program.

Pre-registration Required!

Contact Josh Mulhollem at Josh.Mulhollem@Vermont.gov to request a register.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

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