Webinars

Here is our upcoming schedule of webinars on a variety of topics:

Wetlands 101

What Every Vermonter Should Know

Vermont wetlands ecologists Rebecca Chalmers and Julie Follensbee will present on a variety of topics:

•How you can help wildlife on your property

•The role wetlands play in Vermont’s changing landscape

•How wetlands protect water quality and reduce flooding

•Responsibilities of landowners

•How to manage a wetland on your property

•Opportunities for support and funding for restoration and conservation

Two viewing options to fit your schedule:

Wednesday, May 12 at 10 AM

Registration is required for this free program. To register, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/9z973cc7

OR

Wednesday, June 10 at 7 PM

Registration is required for this free program. To register, please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/5wskef2f

Septic Systems for Current and Prospective Homeowners

An Educational Webinar

Did you know? •  Roughly 85% of  Vermonters rely on an on-site waste system? •  Septic systems can have a significant impact on water quality •   Without appropriate maintenance, systems can fail, leading to expensive repair or replacement

Cristin Ashmanakas, Vermont Hydrogeologist & Sedimentologist, will present a 2-hour program covering: How septic systems work  The various kinds of systems installed in Vermont. The regulatory framework for on-site wastewater systems and potable water supplies. Permit and Approval issues that might occur when buying and selling property. Discuss potential septic issues at the time of sale. Learn how to access online resources for answers to site specific question and permit applications and to contact regional managers.

Two viewing options to fit your schedule

Wednesday, June 3 at 7 PM 

Registration is required for this free program. To register, please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/hutm8syy

Thursday, June 17 at 10 AM

Registration is required for this free program. To register, please visit:

https://tinyurl.com/hh77vwta

Mapping Tools for Landowners. A free webinar

Sponsored by the Southeast Vermont CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association)

Tuesday, June 1st   7 PM – 8 PM

To Register (required) for this free program:  https://tinyurl.com/9fxauufe  Once you register, you will receive an email with the link to join the meeting.

The iconic Casio calculator watch was an amazing piece of wearable technology, but the technology we carry with us every day now has only gotten more powerful. You can use your smartphone to map invasive species on your property, plan a tree planting project or map a new trail. These tools can make managing your land easier.

Consulting forester Andrew Morrison will provide you with the basic skills you need to make a custom map of your property, or anywhere else in Vermont, and send it to your smartphone so that you can use it navigate, mark important locations, make a track of your travels and much more. This presentation will walk you through the process of creating a map using Vermont’s free online Web Mapping Portal and then transferring it to the Avenza PDF map application tool on an iPhone or Android smartphone. Attendees will have the chance to see these tools in action and ask questions.

If you have questions you would like to share ahead of time, or if you need help registering, please email Windham Conservation District Manager Cory Ross at windhamcountynrcd@gmail.com