Water greeter training workshop at Memorial Hall
WILMINGTON- On Friday, May 11, from 3 to 7 pm, all are invited to participate in the Southern Vermont Greeter Training Program Workshop at Memorial Hall. This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the town of Wilmington and the Lake Raponda Association. The focus of this workshop will be on protecting Vermont lakes, ponds, and waterways from the introduction of aquatic invasive species. Failure to do so can have significant adverse effects on swimming, boating, fishing, and nearby property values.
The workshop will be led by Josh Mulhollem, Vermont Department of Environment Conservation, and topics will include: aquatic invasive species biology, threats to Vermont; the importance of spread prevention; access area rules and regulations; baitfish regulations, invasive species laws; invasive species messaging; tips on interacting with the public; inspection, and decontamination training.
Attendees will be eligible to serve as certified greeters at DEC sites, including Lake Raponda and Somerset Reservoir. To register contact Joe Taft at (802) 622-4212 or joseph.taft@Vermont.gov or Jack Widness at (802) 464-8981.