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Webinar: Restoring Living Shorelands

April 21, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT


In celebration of Earth Day 2020, and to help promote wise land stewardship in an effort to protect our valuable surface waters, the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society is hosting this spring webinar to focus on things you can do to help restore and promote healthy shoreland habitat.

This webinar will cover Shoreland Best Management Practices; Ecological Designs for Lake Wise Living; and Bioengineering Installations to restore living shorelands.

The webinar will include tips and information that will be of use for anyone who lives or works along a shoreland area.  Our presenters are from the Vermont Lakes and Ponds Program, which established a set of Shoreland Best Management Practices in 2013 through the Lake Wise Program, which was modeled after Maine’s Lake Smart Program using social sciences to inspire shoreland owners to follow lake-friendly practices.  They will share their knowledge and know-how on this webinar.

Practicing shoreland best management practices (BMPs) allows for lake-friendly development, a win-win for water quality, wildlife, and property.  In assisting shoreland owners, it became clear that it was equally important to work with contractors, consultants, engineers and all others who work along shorelands.  Protection.  The goal is working to promote the protection of native shoreland vegetation and grow a trend away from converting shores to lawns and towards the protection and restoration of living shorelands.

This webinar will review three topics for creating a new trend in lake-friendly shoreland management, using the experiences in Vermont as a model.

Presentations (each 20 minutes in length):

  • Vermont Shoreland BMPs: The Importance of Native Plants for Stormwater Treatments
    • Laura Dlugolecki, MS, BA – VTANR Lakes and Ponds Shoreland Permit Specialist
  • Shoreland Ecological Designs for Water Quality, Wildlife, and Well-Being
    • Holly Greenleaf, MS, BA – Ecological Landscape Designer
  • Bioengineering Methods and Case Studies to Stabilize Eroding Shores
    • Amy Picotte, MS, BA – VTANR Lakes and Ponds Lakeshore Manager

You may either join the live webinar on the designated date and time, or you can watch it afterward by visiting the NEC NALMS webpage, or the North American Lake Management Society webpage at https://www.nalms.org/at-home-activities-and-resources/.

To join the live webinar on April 21, 2020:

Restoring Living Shorelands – A Webinar Hosted by the New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NEC NALMS)
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

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April 21, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
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