Fall 2016 Watershed Groups Meeting

Photo Credit: White River Partnership

Fall 2016 Watershed Groups Meeting
Hosted by Watersheds United Vermont and the Lake Champlain Basin Program
Meeting for Watershed Groups, Conservation Districts, Regional Planning Commissions and Partner Organizations and Agencies
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm

Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, Vermont

Please Register by October 31st.

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 Roads, Stormwater and Agriculture. For each of these three sessions, we will have three or four 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 Association, 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 NRCD and Dan Albrecht, Chittenden County RPC

11:30 - 12:15: Agriculture Collaborations:  Hilary Solomon, Poultney-Mettowee NRCD, Sarah Damsell, Orleans County NRCD, Jessica Draper, Franklin Watershed Committee, 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 1:  Blueprint for Water Quality Tool: 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: Volunteer Watershed Groups Discussion: organizational issues focused on board development and resource needs

2:30 2:45: Conversation around "All In" approach and branding based 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