Planning Commission Meeting, Sept. 6th, 7:30pm

Whiting Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday, Sept 6th, 2017 7:30pm

Agenda and Warning

Planning Commission Members:
Steve Quenneville, Tracy Simonds, Bev Freeguard, Heather Bouchard, Bob Wood
ACRPC Rep-Ellen Kurrelmeyer

  1. Review last meeting’s minutes for accuracy.
  2. Discuss Brent Wilbur’s Community Solar Project and make recommendations to designate this area as a “preferred site”, with or without conditions.
  3. Any other business deemed necessary

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Backyard Woods Program

Backyard Woods Program

A course for Vermont homeowners interested in caring for their woods
*Do you own less than 25 acres?
*Are you interested in learning more about your woods?
*Do you want to become a more active steward of your woods?

Then you may be interested in the Backyard Woods Program, now offered statewide!
The Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online course that uses a combination of video’s, webinars, discussion forums and weekly activities to guide you in the exploration of your backyard woods.  Upon completion of the program, you will have developed an action plan to help you get started!

Whether you own 2 acres or 20 acres, this program will help you make the most out of the woods in your backyard!
Course Details:
*The online course starts Sept. 18 and runs through the week of Oct. 23.
*Participants will also be invited to an in-person Backyard Woods Field Day (TBD).
*This course is composed of 4 online modules. Each module has videos, webinars, and activities that will be completed on your own schedule for the duration of the course.

Registration:  The course costs $35, which includes a course manual, a tree identification book and a hands-on in person session.

Learn more and register by September 12th at www.vtcommunityforestry.org
Questions? Contact Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu or 802-651-8343. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please register by Sept. 1.

GWEN KOZLOWSKI Outreach & Education Coordinator
VT Urban & Community Forestry Program
UVM Extension
802-651 -8343, Ext 506 │ www.vtcommunityforestry.org

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Woodlands and Wildlife Training Workshop

Woodlands and Wildlife Training Workshop

Do you love your woodland?  Enjoy seeing birds and other wildlife? Want to learn how a healthy forest can enhance wildlife habitat, provide recreational and timber benefits?  Are you interested in reaching out to others in your community?  If you answered yes to any of these then this program is for you!  Join us for the Coverts 3-day Woodland Owner Training sponsored by Vermont Coverts:  Woodlands for Wildlife.  It will allow you to connect with resource professionals and others while learning how you can improve your woodland.  The next training dates are September 8-10 and there are still spaces available.  We will be at Kehoe Conservation Camp on the shores of Lake Bomoseen.  The Training is FREE (a deposit refundable upon completion holds your spot) and includes all meals, lodging and materials.  To learn more, see a sample agenda or download an application visit our website at www.vtcoverts.org.  You can also contact us by calling Lisa Sausville at 802-877-2777 or e-mail lisa@vtcoverts.org.

Vermont Coverts:  Woodlands for Wildlife

Educating Landowners in Forest Management & Wildlife Stewardship for over 30 Years

Cooperator Training

Vermont Covert’s training is designed specifically for landowners, offering classroom and field studies in woodland and wildlife management.
Learn how a healthy woodland can enhance wildlife habitat, provide recreational and timber benefits.  Discover how to make a difference on your own land and provide guidance to neighbors and other community members to encourage stewardship for woodlands and wildlife.

September 8-10
Kehoe Conservation Camp
Hydeville, VT
The training program requires a $100 deposit to hold your space
(deposit is refundable upon request at the completion of the training).

For more information or to register, visit our website www.vtcoverts.org, or contact Lisa Sausville, Executive Director.

Lisa Sausville
Executive Director
Vermont Coverts:  Woodlands for Wildlife
PO Box 328
Vergennes, VT  05491
(802) 877-2777
lisa@vtcoverts.org
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