2017 Summer Shoreline Workshops
Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Franklin Watershed Committee invite you to participate in three workshops this summer focused on improving water quality and a healthier environment around Lake Carmi and greater Franklin County.

Workshops will take place at the FELCO Room at the Franklin Homestead from 4:00-5:30pm.

Please select the workshops you would like to attend below.

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Pollinator-Friendly Plants - July 26, 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
Participants will learn about:

• Benefits of pollinator-friendly plants for shoreline habitat and protection
• Native plants adapted to soil and climate
• Best planting locations and techniques
• Local Resources

Presenters:
Kris Stepenuck, Extension Leader, Lake Champlain Sea Grant
Twig Fordham, Ornamental Horticulture and Apiculture Specialist,
Board Member, Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District

Rain Gardens - August 9, 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
Participants will learn about:

• Reducing stormwater runoff with rain gardens
• Assessing your property for best location
• Learning how to install
• Native plants adapted to soil and climate
• Local Resources

• Presenter:
Becky Tharp, Program Manager, Green Infrastructure Collaborative
Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Department of Environmental Conservation

Natural Shoreland Erosion Control - August 23, 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
Participants will learn about:

• Protecting your shoreline from erosion
• Assessing your shoreline for risks and options
• Natural control methods: plants, buffers, etc.
• Vermont’s Shoreland Protection Act: overview
• Local Resources

Presenters:
Amy Picotte, Lakeshore Manager, Lakes and Ponds Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
Linda Patterson, Land Use Planner and Water Quality Educator, Lake Champlain Sea Grant

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