Mark Your Calendars!
What: Rain Barrel Workshop with CCST and the Shelburne Natural Resources Committee
When: Saturday April 19th @ 10am
Where: Shelburne Town Gym (in the Shelburne Town Office)
UVM Students Volunteer to Maintain and Study Rain Gardens!
Five UVM students enrolled in a service learning-course that serves as the undergraduate capstone experience for seniors in the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources are working with the Stream Team to study Landry Park rain garden in Winooski and the rain garden at the WIlliston Town Hall Annex. The students will be calculating the volume of stormwater the gardens are able to absorb, designing outreach messages about rain gardens and rolling up their sleeves to tend to the gardens.
FALL STREAM CLEANUP DAYS
This fall the Stream Team worked with two volunteer groups for stream clean ups. In Milton, Boy Scout Troop #631 bravely faced the cold, rainy weather to clean up the Lamoille River Walk. They collected over ten bags of trash and four tires from the area. On Halloween a class of 8th grade science students from Shelburne Central School cleaned up McCabe Brook. These students are learning about environmental issues and how stream health in their local watershed affects Lake Champlain.
CHAMBERLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INSTALLS A THIRD RAIN GARDEN!
A class of eager students, an ultra-motivated teacher, hard-working parents and two days later...the garden is in!
Check out the article in South Burlington's The Other Paper for details about the garden and how you too can install a rain garden! (turn to page eight of the Current Issue)
WATER QUALITY SAMPLING UNDERWAY
Water Quality Sampling in Chittenden County is well underway, with the first samples taken on June 25th. This year, we have 14 sites to be sampled and 17 trained volunteers. Sampling occurs between 6am and 9am on dedicated days and during rain events. We are grateful for all those who showed interest and those who will be rising early to do collections. We are looking forward to analyzing the data and keeping you posted throughout the summer!
CLEANING UP THE LAMOILLE RIVER WALK
Join your friends at the Stream Team for a clean up and work day at the Lamoille River Walk in Milton. We are partnering with the Milton Conservation Commission and the Milton Youth Coalition for the "Spring into Service" event. We'll bring the tools, materials and snacks. You bring some work gloves and a smile.
For information about past events, visit our Historical Happenings.