Announcements / Opportunities

Learn to Identify Aquatic Invasive Species

Join us at a workshop offered on June 24, 2016 through the Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIP).  VIP workshops cover such fundamentals as the difference between native, exotic, nuisance and invasive species; how invasive species are introduced and established; how to differentiate native aquatic plants and animals from their invasive lookalikes (plants will be emphasized); and how to conduct surveys for aquatic invasive species in lakes and ponds.

2016 Workshop Schedule: Friday, June 24th, 1:00-3:30 PM
VIP Workshop, North Country Career Center, Room 380 First Floor, 209 Veterans Ave, Newport

The 2.5-hour VIP workshop will include classroom time and a site visit to view starry stonewort, a new to Vermont invasive macro algae.

Interested participants are encouraged to join our statewide network of volunteers who survey for aquatic invasive species in their favorite lake or pond.

Space is limited so register early. Workshops and materials are offered at no cost to participants.  For more information, contact Ann Bove.