Huntington River Water Quality Samplers Needed

Huntington River Volunteer Water Quality Samplers Needed! It’s time again to begin sampling the water quality of the Huntington River within Huntington and Richmond. Your help is needed ! Sampling starts on June 27th! As in past years, we will be sampling on Tuesday mornings. You can sign up for as many sites/dates as you wish and are available. Samples need to be taken on Tuesday morning and delivered to one of our two drop off sites: 1)The cooler at: 549 Bridge Street, Huntington VT by 8:00 AM. (across from the tree farm) A cooler will be placed in the breezeway for your convenience. In addition you can pick up the next weeks bottles, and you will get to meet the new team member helping to coordinate activities: Corrina Parnapy. 2) A volunteer will be available for drop off of samples between 7:00am and 7:45am in Richmond at the Volunteer Green. We will provide information on sample bottle pickup and additional information shortly. To help stay informed, please feel free to email corrina@winooskinrcd.org with any questions. This will insure that you receive valuable updates, interesting information on Huntington River water quality issues and more. To sign up to sample: Visit www.huntingtonriver.org and click on the Volunteer Info link, and from there the Volunteer Sign-Up. Put your name in the date/site slot(s) you can sample. Yellow slots are for “duplicate” samples, at these locations/dates simply take two samples so the lab can do quality assurance checks. Note- there are descriptions of the sample sites and a map at the “Sample Sites” link, and on the Volunteer page there is a short video with information about how to take a sample. Please feel free to reach out […]

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May 23, 2017 WNRCD Board of Supervisors Meeting

The May WNRCD Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 at the Berlin office. WNRCD Board of Supervisors Meeting 9:00am  Supervisor & Staff Sharing Opportunity ~ Opportunity for general group sharing and discussion on Natural Resource related topics   9:15am Business Items ~ Approve Winooski NRCD meeting minutes from April 2017 ~ Financial Report ~ Project Overview (Staff Progress Report) ~ Tree Sale Event Summary/ Discussion   10:00 Other items ~ Winooski Tactical Basin Planning (Karen Bates, VTDEC ) ~ Partnership Discussion for Outreach Activities (Luke, VACD- Outreach Coordinator)   Other ~ Set agenda ideas for June meeting ~ Set tentative date for June meeting   11:30am     Adjourn      

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Flood Ready Communities of the Winooski

The WNRCD in conjunction with partners are pleased to release the Flood Ready Communities of Winooski map.  One of a series of three focusing on regional watersheds. FloodReadyCommunities-Winooski What Is Your Community’s Level of Flood Resilience? This scorecard helps communities visualize the actions that other communities up and downstream of them have taken to minimize economic risks during a flood. Such actions can help – or lack of actions can harm – surrounding communities during a flood event. Scorecard users should recognize that the suite of policies towns have adopted must be both enforced and implemented holistically in a community (e.g., not removing a village from a fluvial erosion hazard area) to provide effective resilience during a flood. Additionally, there may be a variety of other actions that towns with high ratings in this scorecard can take to be most resilient in a flood.  

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April 18, 2017- WNRCD Board of Supervisors Meeting

The WNRCD Board of Supervisors meeting for April 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday April 18, 2017.   All meetings are open to the public and partners.  The meeting will be held at the Berlin office: 617 Comstock Rd, Berlin VT 05602. The draft agenda is as follows:   WNRCD Board of Supervisors Meeting 9:00 am  Supervisor & Staff Sharing Opportunity ~ Opportunity for general group sharing and discussion on Natural Resource related topics   9:15 am Business Items ~ Approve Winooski NRCD meeting minutes from March 2017 ~ Financial Report ~ Project Overview (Staff Progress Report) In-depth discussion on Shoreland Bioremediation ~ Tree Sale Event Update and Planning ~ NRCC Update (Rick Hopkins; NRCC Rep/ WNRCD Board Chair) ~ Update from District Mangers Quarterly Meeting (DM; Corrina Parnapy)   10:00 am Other items ~ NRCS Report and EOE Training (Marybeth Whitten, NRCS ) ~ Partnership Discussion (Charlie Baker; Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission)   If time permits ~ Update from Watersheds United Conference ~ Update from RCPP Training and Meeting   11:45    Adjourn   If you have any questions, or would like to request time on the agenda, please email: info@winooskinrcd.org    

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WNRCD Presents at Septic Summit

On Thursday March 30th, WNRCD staff presented on using algal biomonitoring to determine organic pollution.  Over 150 professionals and regulatory officials attended the conference.  https://fundforlakegeorge.org/septicsummit To view the WNRCD presentation: Algae and Organic Pollution Septic Summit Presentation

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WNRCD Rainbarrel Workshop

Are you in interested in making your own Rainbarrel?  The WNRCD is collecting names in an effort to plan a Rainbarrel workshop in the near future.  To express your interest, please fill out the form found here. Your interest will help to plan the location of the workshop. For more information on stormwater management, please email: info@winooskinrcd.org

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March WNRCD Board Meeting 3-21

The next scheduled WNRCD Board of Supervisors Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday March 21st, 2017 at the Berlin VT office.  The meeting will run from 9:30am till noon. 03-21-17_BoardMtg_Agenda- DRAFT All WNRCD Board Meetings are open to the public and partners. For more information, please email: info@winooskinrcd.org  

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CCST 2016 Sampling Data Poster

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Required Agricultural Practices

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District hosted a presentation about the new Required Agricultural Practices on 2-21-17.  A video of the presentation and links to material, resources and information can be found here.

By |February 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Required Agricultural Practices

2017 Tree/ Shrub/ Perennial Sale

Announcing the 2017 WNRCD Annual Tree/ Shrub/ Perennial Sale. The 2017 Brochure is posted Once our members have received their order forms, the order form will be posted to the website shortly after. For more information, please email: info@winooskinrcd.org  

By |February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2017 Tree/ Shrub/ Perennial Sale