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Lake Wise Leader Training

posted Jun 23, 2016, 6:20 AM by Bob Champagne-Willis

Lake Wise Leader Training

hosted by the Essex County Natural Resources Conservation District


June 24th   9:00am – 12:30pm


Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

Nulhegan Basin Division Office & Visitor Contact Station

5396 Rte. 105
Brunswick, Vermont 05905

Call/Email Heather Robinson to register and learn more

(802) 424-5353


Heather Robinson

Essex County District Manager

Natural Resources Conservation District

Learn how to be a Lake Wise Leader and participant in the Lake Wise Program by joining us at this workshop at the gorgeous Silvio Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, located in Brunswick about 20 minutes east of Island Pond. 

We’ll cover the best trees for rope swings and hammocks, and the best native plants for your gardens and the bees.  Come learn how native plants can brighten your yard AND stabilize steep slopes, shorelands, filter stormwater runoff, prevent erosion and provide essential habitat for wildlife.  The Lake Wise training will teach gardening tips for healthy lakes while also covering erosion prevention and property protection from using waterbars for driveways, driplines for houses and good septic maintenance practices.  Review of the core standards and requirements of the new Shoreland Protection Act will also be discussed.  Lakeshore properties with good management practices are eligible to earn the beautiful Lake Wise Award sign. The Award Sign is recognition of exemplary shoreland stewardship and helps teach others by example, what a lake friendly property looks like.  We hope you can join us to learn more about how you can earn the Lake Wise Award and manage your property in a lake and watershed friendly way.


Maidstone Lake Association

911 Maidstone Lake Road

Maidstone, VT 05905