End of the Semester Wrap-Up

A big thank you to everyone who supported H2Know this semester! H2Know plans on picking back up again in the UVM fall semester 2011. If you’re a student at UVM and interested in a leadership position within H2Know next fall, please contact ross@mychamplain.net

You can also contact me, Winter Heath, at wheath@uvm.edu.

Another post with more details coming soon!

H2Know’s final meeting of the semester TONIGHT

Ross Saxton, Director of Conservation and Education at Lake Champlain International, Inc., will be presenting at H2Know’s final meeting of the semester TONIGHT!

Join us if you’re interested in learning more about H2Know and becoming involved with the Lake Champlain conservation/advocacy group next  year at UVM.

Where: UHeights North Multipurpose Room

When: Tonight, Tuesday, April 26 @ 7pm-8pm

Can’t make it tonight but still interested? Email Winter Heath (wheath@uvm.edu) or Ross Saxton (ross@mychamplain.net) for more information.

Wayne Laroche to present at H2Know tonight!

Wayne Laroche, Vermont’s former Fish and Wildlife Commissioner, Exxon- Valdez Oil Spill scientist, and current Fish Biologist and LCI’s Staff Scientist, will be H2Know’s guest speaker tonight, Tuesday, April 19! Join H2Know and Wayne Laroche to learn about Lake Champlain’s most pressing fish, invasive species, and water pollution issues. A brief presentation will be followed by plentiful discussion with one of Lake Champlain’s foremost experts. Bring your friends—this will be a great discussion about our lake!

When/where: UHeights North Multipurpose Room @ 7pm TONIGHT!

Should you be concerned about what happens to Lake Champlain after a rainstorm?

Find out tonight, April 12 @ 7:00pm in the UVM UHeights North Multipurpose Room with guest speaker Megan Moir, Burlington’s Stormwater Administrator.

Megan Moir will talk about Burlington stormwater and how it affects Lake Champlain and other surrounding bodies of water.

Join the conversation and learn about the issues surrounding urban stormwater, the implications of these issuess for Burlington, and find out what is being done to manage stormwater in the area.

Come with questions, ideas, or general interest in learning more about Burlington’s stormwater system.

Information about how stormwater works its way through our environment in damaging ways. From the Regional Stormwater Education Program (RSEP) of Chittenden County, Vermont. www.smartwaterways.org

Does Lake Champlain have stormwater woes?

 

Find out this Tuesday, April 12 @ 7:00pm in UHeights North Multipurpose Room!

H2Know will be hosting guest speaker Megan Moir, Burlington’s Stormwater Administrator, who will talk about Burlington stormwater and how it affects Lake Champlain and other surrounding bodies of water.


Join the conversation and learn about the issues surrounding urban stormwater, the implications of these issuess for Burlington, and find out what is being done to manage stormwater in the area.




What is stormwater? Stormwater is runoff from a rainstorm or melting snow. City landscapes - unlike forests, wetlands, and grasslands that trap water and allow it to filter slowly into the ground - contain great areas of impermeable surfaces like asphalt, concrete, and rooftops that prevent water from seeping into the ground. Because of this, large amounts of water accumulate above the surface. This water runs across these impervious surfaces before eventually entering Lake Champlain or other receiving waters.

Source: http://www.ci.burlington.vt.us/stormwater/docs/stormwater_faq_20090317.pdf
H2Know meeting tonight!

Join H2Know tonight for a presentation on Lake Champlain’s current state by Ross Saxton, Director of Conservation & Education at Lake Champlain International, Inc. (LCI)!
Mr. Saxton will speak on invasive species, major pollution threats to the lake, and more.


This presentation will be a great follow-up on topics discussed in last week’s screening of BLOOM: the Plight of Lake Champlain. Following the presentation will be a solution-based discussion to generate some great ideas about how we can get involved and make a difference!


Where: UHeights North Multipurpose Room

When: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Next H2Know Meeting!

Join H2Know this Tuesday for a presentation by Ross Saxton, Director of Conservation & Education at Lake Champlain International, Inc. (LCI), who will speak about:

  • a brief overview of the ecology of Lake Champlain (past and present)
  •  major pollution threats the lake faces today
  • and invasive species

This presentation will be a great follow-up on topics discussed in last week’s screening of BLOOM: the Plight of Lake Champlain. Following the presentation will be a solution-based discussion to generate some great ideas about how we can get involved and make a difference!

Where: UHeights North Multipurpose Room

When: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Thanks!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the screening of BLOOM on Tuesday night—it was a great success!

Keep an eye out for details about next week’s topic and possible guess speaker! Below is more info on when we meet and what’s to come:

H2Know will be meeting every Tuesday @ 7-8pm in the UHeights North Multipurpose Room.

Meetings will run until April 26, 2011. H2Know plans to pick up again in the fall as a more established group on UVM’s campus.

H2Know meeting topics will range from water quality issues to fisheries to invasive species…and what YOU can do to get involved and make a difference! Films and guest speakers will help round out the series.

More to follow soon…