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Making River Corridors Work for Wildlife & You!

Event Details

Tuesday, April 18th 5 pm Flume Demo opens, 6-8:30 pm workshop 
Location: Cold Hollow Career Center, Enosburg Falls
Free event
Please register in advance. Click HERE.
Sponsored by: CHC, Missisquoi River Basin Association, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

Contact: Bridget Butler at 802-393-4147 or bridget@ coldhollowtocanada.org

A hands-on workshop will be held for conservation commissions, water quality groups, and planning commissions in Franklin County. Community members interested in resiliency planning, wildlife connectivity and water quality are welcome as well. Dinner will be provided. From 5-6 pm families and individuals are invited to participate in a hands-on learning session about how streams and rivers work, trying their hands as stream engineers with a model stream table. The workshop will begin at 6 pm for others.

During this interactive session you will:

  • try your hand as a stream engineer, manipulating stream pathways, culverts, and bank stabilization to see what happens over time with a stream demonstration table;
  • learn about the intersection between wildlife and infrastructure in river corridors; 
  • learn about the importance of river corridors and how towns can create a river corridor plan;
  • see Agency of Natural Resources Atlas tools to aid town resiliency planning;
  • be introduced to model river corridor bylaws, assistance available, and steps to adopt them

Workshop will be lead by staff from UVM Sea Grant and the Vermont Rivers Program, with support from the workshop co-sponsors including Missisquoi River Basin Association, and Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.

Please let us know you're coming by registering in advance - click here.

 

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Kris Stepenuck at 802-656-8504 or at kstepenu@ uvm.edu by April 5 so we may assist you.

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