Game of Logging this Weekend!

Level 1 Game of Logging Courses are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday this weekend. These courses are both full. If you registered, you should have received an email with details about the workshop from the district email (windhamcountynrcd@gmail.com). You may need to check your spam folder if you didn’t see it. This email was sent to the email address you registered with. The level 2, 3 and 4 workshops next weekend all still have room in them and registration will remain open until mid-week next week.

We’re also excited to be partnering with Giant Journey Farm in Newfane for a farm open house. Come by for a tour of the farm and some free doughnuts and cider. For information, please visit: Public Open House at Giant Journey Farm

Did you miss the Congressional Candidate Forum on Food & Agriculture earlier this month? You can view the recording online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jERXF8YwQH8

More information about the event is below:

Building a thriving, resilient food and farming system in Vermont is critical for the health of the land, our communities, and for ensuring a secure food supply in the face of climate change and other disruptions. 

Join us for a forum with Vermont’s congressional candidates to hear their vision and priorities for the future of Vermont food and agriculture. During the forum, you will have the opportunity to hear from multiple candidates as they respond to questions submitted by Vermonters across the state. 

NOFA-VT co-hosted this event along with 350VT, Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), Healthy Roots Collaborative, Rural Vermont, Vermont Farm to Plate Network, Vermont Grass Farmers Association (VGFA), Vital Communities, and Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District.

Wake boat Regulation Petition:

A group of concerned citizens has initiated an effort to encourage the Vermont State Government to adopt regulations around the use of wake boats on Vermont’s lakes and ponds. This organization has drafted a petition that members of the public can add their names to if they so choose. To access the petition, please visit: https://gmail.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd9a64d8c2bfd298d1d966edd&id=e62526fb5a&e=c85d68404f

If you would like more information regarding wake boats and their impacts on Vermont’s lakes and ponds, please view the below document:

Greetings from the Windham Conservation District! The 2022 plant sale has ended with pick-up day held on May 7th. Thank you to everyone who ordered plants – your purchase helped support native plants and wildlife and also helped support your local conservation district! The trout sale will stop accepting orders tomorrow, May 10. Orders of small trout must be picked up at the Brattleboro Agway on Wednesday, May 18 between 1 and 1:30. 10-12″ trout will be delivered directly to your pond.

The district is partnering with the Vermont Land Trust, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and a local landowner on a riparian planting project to benefit birds and protect water quality. We’ll be planting native trees and shrubs in Westminster on Thursday, May 26. We’re looking for volunteers to help plant on this day. We’ll start at 9 AM and folks can sign up for the morning, afternoon or both. If you are willing to help plant some trees, please sign up by emailing Cory Ross at ross.wcnrcd@gmail.com

The March Newsletter is now available and can be viewed online here: https://mailchi.mp/849bbbd596b1/march-newsletter Make sure you don’t miss out on future newsletters by subscribing here: E-Newsletter

The Vermont Climate Action Plan has been completed and can be viewed online here: https://climatechange.vermont.gov/readtheplan

If the Conservation District can be of assistance, please contact us. Our District Offices remain closed to the public due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Please reach out via email if we can be of assistance: windhamcountynrcd@gmail.com

We are still accepting orders for the 2022 Trout Sale! Please note that we do not offer shipping. You MUST pick up your order in Brattleboro on May 18 at the Brattleboro Agway between 1 and 1:30 PM. Orders of large fish (10-12″) will be delivered to your pond directly.

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