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

Vermont’s Annual Lake Seminar

The 12th Annual Vermont Lake Seminar will be held on Friday June 3, 2016

Education Center at Kehoe on Lake Bomoseen
636 Point of Pines Road
Castleton VT, 05735

The Lakes and Ponds Program of the VT Watershed Management Division organizes this event each year, in conjunction with the Vermont Federation of Lakes and Ponds, to celebrate lakes and to encourage residents to join in water quality protection efforts focused on lakes.  

The theme for this year’s event is ‘From Policy to Action’.  Keynoter speaker, Kris Stepenuk from the UVM Sea Grant Program, will share her experiences connecting volunteer monitoring efforts to natural resource policy and management action.  Additional morning presentations include tactical basin planning, grant opportunities, invasive species and an overview of citizen science opportunities in Vermont.  Afternoon workshops cover a variety of topics including septic systems and turtle nesting habitat.  There’s something for everyone and plenty of opportunity during the day to network with fellow lake leaders from around the state.

For a full agenda and presentation overview, click here.
To register, visit the Vermont Federation of Lakes and Ponds website.
Registration deadline is June 1.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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