Clean Water Initiative Lecture Series

Clean Water Initiative Lecture Series

The Department of Environmental Conservation hosts a monthly  lecture series on a variety of clean water-related topics, September through June. Lectures are free and open to the public, both in person and online via webinar.  All presentations, unless otherwise noted, are 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Winooski Room at the Department of Environmental Conservation, 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier. If you are planning to attend in person, please RSVP to anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov.  Click on the links below to attend remotely via Skype for Business or watch past lectures on YouTube.

Lecture Live-Stream (via Skype for Business)
Watch Past Lectures (via YouTube)

We are currently planning lectures for 2019. If you have ideas for topics related to clean water that you would like to learn about, please email anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov.

2017-2018 Clean Water Initiative Lecture Schedule

  • June 14, 2018: Proposed Revisions to the Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs
    - Speaker: Dave Wilcox, Watershed Forester, Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation
    Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • May 10, 2018: Wetlands Bioassessment
    - Speakers: Tina Heath and Charlie Hohn, Wetlands Ecologists, Department of Environmental Conservation
    ​- Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • April 12, 2018: Addressing Combined Sewer Overflows
    - Speakers: Jessica Bulova, Wastewater Program Manager, and Terisa Thomas, Financial and Loan Programs Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
    ​- Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • March 29, 2018: Lake Champlain Restoration Plan Progress Report
    - Speaker: Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
    ​- Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • February 8, 2018: Municipal Roads General Permit
    - Speaker: Jim Ryan, Municipal Roads Program Coordinator, Department of Environmental Conservation
    ​- Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • January 18, 2018: Clean Water Investment Report 
    - Speaker: Emily Bird, Nonpoint Source Coordinator, Department of Environmental Conservation
    Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • December 14, 2017: Vermont’s Required Agricultural Practices: The first year in review
    - Speakers: Nina Gage and Kaitlin Hayes, Agricultural Water Quality Specialists, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
    Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • November 9, 2017: Restoring Lake Memphremagog
    - Speaker: Ben Copans, Basin Planner, Department of Environmental Conservation
    Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • October 12, 2017: Stormwater Rule and General Permits Update
    - Speaker: Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation
    Presentation (PDF)
    Recording (YouTube)
  • September 14, 2017: Clean Water Fund Budget Process and Draft Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
    - Speaker: Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, Department of Environmental Conservation