MEMORY TREE 2017 LIGHTING 12/3 4PM

                   22nd ANNUAL

        MEMORY TREE 2017

The Whiting Volunteer Fire Department established the Whiting Memory tree 22 years ago to honor the memory of Vicki Grandchamp, a Whiting teenager who died in an accident. It has become a community event for all who wish to remember those who have died, by purchasing one or more lights on the memory tree.

Join us at the Fire Station for the tree-lighting ceremony on

Sunday, December 3rd, at 4:00 p.m

How can you participate? Individual lights may be purchased on the Tree in memory of a loved one. Lights are $1, and you may purchase as many as you wish, including more than 1 light per individual. Names of those being remembered will be published, and also posted at the Town Clerk’s Office. Those having more than one bulb purchased will be indicated in this manner: John Doe (3), Jane Doe (2).

December 1st- To be assured of inclusion in the reading of the names ceremony and the Town Report, we need to receive your names and check no later than December 1st. This annual event benefits the Fire Department, adds a beautiful lighted tree to the community and allows you to remember a loved one in a meaningful way. This event has come to provide a “coming together” of the community for an evening of remembering and celebrating.

Mark Your Calendars – Join us at the Fire Station for the tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 3rd, at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. We hope your family will attend and take part in the brief ceremony. If you would like to be involved (music, bake cookies, serving, etc.) contact Stacey Freeguard (623-6065) or Chief Mike Wilbur (989-1722)

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM BEFORE DECEMBER 1ST to ensure inclusion of a light and a name to the published list.

Make checks payable to: Whiting Fire Department. Send to Stacey Freeguard, 254 Stickney Rd. Whiting, VT, 05778.

$1 for each bulb purchased. One name per $1, please! Please, no pets.

DOWNLOAD the FORM as a PDF HERE

Holiday Bazaar 12/2 in Sudbury

Holiday Bazaar

December 2nd at Sudbury Country School from 10-2.

Lots of vendors including:

LuLaRoe, Paparazzi Jewelry, Younique, Scentsy, 31 bags, Senegence, Purehaven Essentials, Pampered Chef, Cora’s Creations, Maple Products, Scholastic Book Fair, Basket Raffle, Bake Sale, Craft table for the kids, 6th graders 3D printed ornaments and Lunch for sale!

Come get a jump on your holiday shopping while helping a great group of 6th graders raise money for their end of year field trip to NYC.

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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VT Arbor Day Conference on May 4th in Montpelier

Vermont Arbor Day Conference 
Thursday May 4th
8:30am-3:30pm
VT College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
Cost $40, lunch provided

Registration is now open for the 2017 Vermont Arbor Day Conference.  The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is hosting our second annual full-day conference in honor of Arbor day on May 4th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.  Come learn, celebrate, and network with the citizen tree stewards, municipal leaders, and professionals for our state’s urban and community forests.

We will be offering four simultaneous tracks geared toward separate audiences this year: municipal leaders, professional arborists, citizen volunteers, and general forest health interest.  Session topics include: Emerald Ash Borer, VT Green Streets Manual, VT Tree Warden Statues, VT Open Meeting Law, Tree Cabling and Alternatives and more!

ISA and SAF credits will be available for some sessions (labeled on agenda).

GWEN KOZLOWSKI | Outreach & Education Coordinator
VT Urban & Community Forestry Program
UVM Extension
802-651 -8343, Ext 506 www.vtcommunityforestry.org
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Join us on Thursday, May 4th for Vermont’s Arbor Day Conference!