Clean Water

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

    Latest News

    Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2017  |  Posted in Latest News

    Public Access Greeter Trainings Offered

    Please join Vermont Lakes Program staff at one of five free workshops offered to train Public Access Greeters. Public Access Greeters educate lake visitors about invasive species,provide courtesy watercraft inspections and STOP introductions.

    • Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
      Bois Residence, 23 Stearns Ave, Wilmington
      * Hosted by the Lake Raponda Association
    • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
      Agency of Natural Resources Storage Annex, 100 Junction Rd, Berlin
    • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
      WestmoreCommunity Church, 27 Hinton Hill Rd, Westmore
      * Hosted by the WestmoreAssociation
    • Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 AM –1:00 PM
      Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St, Castleton
      * Hosted by the Lake Bomoseen Association
    • Friday, June 9, 2017 10:00 AM –3:00 PM
      *Joint training with the Vermont Invasive Patroller Program
      North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport

    Workshop Topics
    • Aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont, the importance of spread prevention
    • Hands-on aquatic invasive species identification
    • Access area rules and regulations, baitfish regulations, invasive species laws
    • Invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public
    • Watercraft inspection and decontamination training

    Free Greeter Program Tools
    Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “Greeter on Duty” signs, t-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program.

    Training Schedule

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