Educational Events

Lagoon System Operations with Discussion on Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removal

This in-depth seminar will cover proper operation and troubleshooting of aerated lagoons. Learn the importance of good aeration, proper mixing,

sludge removal and algae control in your lagoon process operation. Also hear about capacity increasing BOD treatment, “painless” sludge removal

and algae control using barley straw. Discussion on nitrogen and phosphorous removal. A great review for certification exams. Bring lunch (coffee

and snacks provided)


Date: June 19, 2018

Wastewater Sampling and Daily Lab Procedures Workshop

The Vermont Rural Water Association is offering several 2-day wastewater sampling lab opportunities. This is a great class for new operators or those needing a refresher. Your analytical data is useless if proper sampling and sound laboratory techniques have not happened. We will be covering sampling locations, proper lab techniques, equipment calibrations, quality assurance, calculations and reporting practices for the analysis of pH, Total Residual Chlorine and Settleable Solids.

The Northeast Section Geological Society of America Annual Conference

The Northeast Section Geological Society of America meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Burlington on March 18-20, 2018. ANR's Geology Division staff will present at the conference and will serve as co-chairs of technical sessions on emerging contaminants (PFOA) in groundwater, geoscience applied to government and community issues, and fault zones.

2018 Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) is hosted by the Composting Association of Vermont with support from the Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation.

This year’s Summit will highlight business success stories, the use of compost products for storm water management, research, and outreach models. Workshops are designed to help businesses, institutions, communities and residents meet the State’s organics diversion, food rescue, and food scrap recycling goals. 


Cut with Confidence Workshops

Three upcoming workshops for landowners are scheduled for February and March. The Cut with Confidence workshops will help you as a landowner better understand the ins and outs of a successful timber harvest in your woods. Register for one, two, or all three workshops. Each workshop will visit a different harvest on the Evans Tree Farm in Derby, Vermont. Participants will gain an increased understanding of how to set up a successful harvest and the responsibilities of those involved. The discussion will cover contracts, silviculture, and everything in between. 


Talk: Vermont's Wildlife in a changing Climate

Through colorful photos and captivating stories, the audience will come away with a new understanding of how climate change is affecting wildlife. Tom Rogers, with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, will talk about what people can do to help conserve biodiversity in Vermont in the face of these new threats.

The talk is free and open to the public. Donations of $15 are requested to support an environmental education program in the local school are appreciated. ​


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