Making River Corridors Work for You Workshop

Cold Hollow to Canada, the Missisquoi River Basin Association and the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain are co-sponsoring a workshop lead by staff from UVM Sea Grant and the Vermont Rivers Program called Making River Corridors Work for You on Tuesday, April 18th from 5 – 8:30 pm at the Cold Hollow Career Center in Enosburg Falls. From 5-6 pm a river/stream flume will be open to the public to explore and then a workshop for others involved in planning and conservation will run from 6-8:30 pm.

This hands-on workshop will be held for conservation commissions, water quality groups, and planning commissions in Franklin County. Community members interested in resiliency planning, wildlife connectivity and water quality are welcome as well. Dinner will be provided. From 5-6 pm families and individuals are invited to participate in a hands-on learning session about how streams and rivers work, trying their hands as stream engineers with a model stream table. The workshop will begin at 6 pm for others.

During this interactive session you will:
• try your hand as a stream engineer, manipulating stream pathways, culverts, and bank stabilization to see what happens over time with a stream demonstration table;
• learn about the intersection between wildlife and infrastructure in river corridors;
• learn about the importance of river corridors and how towns can create a river corridor plan;
• see Agency of Natural Resources Atlas tools to aid town resiliency planning;
• be introduced to model river corridor bylaws, assistance available, and steps to adopt them

Workshop will be lead by staff from UVM Sea Grant and the Vermont Rivers Program, with support from the workshop co-sponsors including Missisquoi River Basin Association, and Friends of Northern Lake Champlain.

Register in advance: https://www.coldhollowtocanada.org/events/rsvp/

Dinner will be included and there is no charge for the workshop. Visit the Cold Hollow to Canada website for details here: http://bit.ly/FCRiverCorridors

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