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Fall 2016 Watershed Groups Meeting

posted Oct 13, 2016, 10:38 AM by Lyn Munno   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 8:51 AM ]
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
60 Lake Street
 Burlington, Vermont
9:00am - 3:00pm

Meeting for Watershed Groups, Conservation Districts, Regional Planning Commissions and Partners

Sponsored by Watersheds United Vermont and the Lake Champlain Basin Program 

Click here to register.

Meeting Agenda

9:00 - 9:30: Registration, pastries and coffee

9:30 - 9:45: Keynote: Eric Howe, Lake Champlain Basin Program Director

Morning Sessions: Focused on successful collaborations in Agriculture, Stormwater and Roads. For each of these three sessions, we will have three case studies presented and then time for questions and discussion.  

9:45 - 10:30:
Roads Collaborations: Dave Reckahn, Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District, Kelly Tucker, Ausable River,  and Mary Russ, White River Partnership

10:30 - 10:45: Break

10:45 - 11:30: Stormwater Collaborations: Ann Smith, Friends of the Winooski River, Kim Jensen, Lamoille County Conservation District and Dan Albrecht, Chittenden County RPC

11:30 - 12:15: Agriculture Collaborations:  Hilary Solomon, Poultney-Mettowee NRCD,  Sarah Damsell, Orleans County NRCD,  and Linda Corse, Connecticut River Watershed Farmers Alliance 

12:15 - 1:15: Lunch. Optional lunch to pre-order from Sugarsnap or bring your own. Time for regional water quality gatherings and for networking.

1:15 - 2:30: Concurrent Sessions:

Option 1Water Quality Blueprint Tool : with Rose Paul and Dan Farrell, The Nature Conservancy. The Blueprint is aimed at improving water quality through the best management practice of using natural infrastructure to trap sediments and phosphorus

Option 2: Guided to Success: Working with or serving on a successful nonprofit board with Autumn Barnett of Build. This session will be geared toward our smaller or all volunteer groups, but anyone is welcome.

2:30 2:45: Update on Clean Water Network's work. Facilitated by Barry Lampke, Voices for the Lake

2:45 – 3:00: Wrap Up. WUV and Lake Champlain Basin Program