June 09, 2010
The WRP invites YOU to these upcoming watershed events in June:
Landscape Auction Public Meeting at VLS
The WRP is hosting the first Landscape Auction in the United States on August 14, 2010 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. A Landscape Auction is a live auction that allows individuals, groups, and businesses to “adopt” elements of a landscape in need of conservation. The WRP is using the Landscape Auction mechanism to help preserve the working landscape in the White River watershed. Please join Mary Russ, Executive Director of the White River Partnership, and the Vermont Law School Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic to learn more about this innovative financial tool for conservation on Monday, June 14 from 12-1pm in the Nina Thomas Room on the first floor of Debevoise Hall (#5 on the campus map). Free and open to the public.
Help Pull Garlic Mustard in Rochester
Join the Upper River Stream Team for a garlic mustard pull on Monday, June 14 at 6pm; meet in the Rochester School parking lot. According to the Nature Conservancy’s Wise on Weeds! website, garlic mustard is one of the top invading plant species in Vermont. The site in Rochester is one of the first known colonies in the Upper White River watershed; we’ll be hand-pulling the plants to stop a seed bank from forming. Gloves and bags will be provided. Check out this Wise on Weeds! fact sheet for more information on garlic mustard.
Teachers Forum at VINS
The White River Partnership (WRP) has received a Wellborn Ecology Fund grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to initiate a school-based Monitoring the White River Program (Program) for 12 towns in Vermont’s White River watershed: Barnard, Bethel, Braintree, Brookfield, Chelsea, Hartford, Pomfret, Randolph, Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge, and Washington. We will launch the Program on Monday, June 28th at a Teachers’ Forum from 10 am to 3 pm at the VINS Nature Center on Route 4 in Quechee (lunch provided). Teachers who are interested in using the river to teach standards are encouraged to participate in this event, during which we will initiate a peer learning network and gather teacher input to help shape the Program. For more information, or to register for the Teachers’ Forum, please contact Jennifer Guarino, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or (802) 728-9135.
For more information about our events, please contact us!