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.
• 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
• 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
• 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