WNRCD Annual Dinner
The 2016 WNRCD Annual Dinner: Event was held on 11-15-2016
Press Release: 2016-annual-dinner-press-release
Keynote Presenter: Eric Howe NEIWPCC Program Director, Lake Champlain Basin Program & Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.
Changes to the Lake Champlain watershed over the past 400 years have effected numerous pressures to the Lake’s ecosystem. Landscape-level changes to the watershed have increased loading of sediment, nutrients and other pollutants, and changed diversity of its flora and fauna. In addition, changes in precipitation and temperature patterns have affected ice cover and surface temperatures around the Lake. This presentation will review some of these pressures and subsequent challenges to improving the quality of Lake Champlain imposed by these pressures, the economic benefits of Lake Champlain, and areas in which management agencies, watershed groups, and our communities could focus their efforts to address these challenges.
Road Salt Application Reduction Initiative
University of Vermont’s NR206 project-based service learning course students presented their initial findings completed with the WNRCD to identify road salt application estimates within the basin by contractors and municipalities. Learn about the impact to the environment from sodium chloride, Best Management Practices to reduce application rates and initiatives underway to address these concerns.
Presentation of Stewardship Awards The WNRCD Board of Supervisors bestowed on chosen conservation projects within the District conducted by partners and the general public the WNRCD Conservation Stewardship Award.
2016 Conservation Stewardship Award Winners