Annual Lake Seminar on June 2 - Registration Open

Citizens interested in healthy waters and landscape-based solutions to water quality are encouraged to attend the 13th Annual Vermont Lake Seminar on Friday June 2, 2017. This year’s event will be held at the Canadian Club in Barre, and will feature workshops and presenters speaking to the theme ‘Pathways to Healthy Lakes.’

The Vermont Annual Lake Seminar is organized by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation in conjunction with the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds, to celebrate lakes and encourage citizens to join in water quality protection efforts focused on lakes.  Julie Moore, Agency of Natural Resources Secretary, will give a welcome address.

Keynote speaker Rebecca Lindenmyer, a Shelburne-based landscape designer with Linden L.A.N.D. Group, will open this year’s event by sharing her experiences integrating nature into the design of buildings and landscapes. Participants will learn about the general benefits of natural landscaping, and how nature integration can change our perspective on spaces we live in, our relationship to the land, and our management practices. 

In morning and afternoon workshop sessions, participants will have the opportunity to engage in the following topics and learning activities:

  • Technical topics such as slope stabilization methods for roads along lakes, cyanobacteria monitoring, lake friendly landscaping, etc.;
  • Funding opportunities through the Leahy Summit; and
  • A field trip to North Montpelier Pond to learn about the Vermont Invasive Patroller program.

The agenda includes something for everyone, and plenty of opportunity during the day to network with fellow lake leaders and volunteers from around the state.

To view a full agenda and to register, visit the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds website. Registration is open to the public and closes on June 1, 2017.