Franklin County Stormwater and our regional partners host an assortment of events throughout the year. Review the types of events below to find a volunteer or educational opportunity that interests you. Stay informed about water quality issues and events by following us on Facebook or joining our mailing list.
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Workshops & Speakers
Attend a workshop to learn how to manage stormwater on your property.
Check out our past virtual workshops here.
Stop in for some casual learning at a coffee shop stormwater speaker series.
Outdoor film screening of "No Other Lake" in 2022.
Water Quality Monitoring
Consider monitoring for algae blooms along Lake Champlain.
The Lake Champlain Committee annually coordinates the Cyanobacteria Monitors program, a citizen science program that is critical for reporting on cyanobacteria conditions throughout the Lake Champlain basin.
Information collected from volunteers feeds into the VT. Dept of Health Cyanobacteria Tracker.
Photo courtesy Lake Champlain Basin Program.
clean up events
The Franklin County Stormwater Collaborative aims to clean up streams and waterways a couple of times each summer. Check the events calendar for upcoming cleanups! Check out this news article reporting on a cleanup hosted in part with Mills River Brewery in the summer of 2021!
April Stools' Day is an annual event by FCSVT held in early April. This event is an opportunity to join a volunteer group and scoop dog poop at a local park or beach, preventing harmful bacteria from washing into Lake Champlain during spring rains.
Green Up Day is a statewide event that takes place on the first Saturday of May and is an opportunity to join thousands of Vermonters in picking up roadside litter.
Volunteers posed with trash haul at our St. Albans stream cleanup event in 2023.
Several regional partner groups coordinate vegetated buffer planting projects along waterbodies and can always use an extra hand in planting.
Buffers provide multiple benefits including filtering runoff and stabilizing streambanks.
Photo courtesy Britt Haselton.
Lake Lessons is a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) place-based workshop led by the Saint Albans Museum to provide environmental education related to Lake Champlain for students and educators from Franklin and Grand Isle schools.
This event is conducted with the efforts of several regional partners including: FCSVT, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, Missisquoi River Basin Association, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Franklin County Natural Resources Conservation District and the VT Agency of Agriculture.
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WAYS YOU CAN Get Involved
Franklin County Stormwater and our partners across the region host numerous events every year.
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