Get Involved!

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.

Have an idea for a community event? Let us know at franklincountystormwater@gmail.com.

Workshops & Speakers
  • Attend a workshop to learn how to manage stormwater on your property

  • Stop in for some casual learning at a coffee shop stormwater speaker series​

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Photo courtesy Summer Erosion Control Workshops.

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.

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Photo courtesy Lake Champlain Basin Program. 

clean up events
  • Happening throughout summer 2021: Cigarette Butt Clean-up Series! Join FCSVT and the Franklin-Grand Isle Tobacco Prevention Coalition in cleaning up cigarette butts at Franklin County parks this summer!

  • 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.

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Volunteers sorting trash at our St. Albans stream cleanup event, 6/27/2021.

Planting Events
  • 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.  

Partners: FCNRCD, MRBA, FNLC

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Photo courtesy Britt Haselton. 

School programming
  • 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

Show Up!

Franklin County Stormwater and our partners across the region host numerous events every year.

Join us!

Share Knowledge!

Follow us on Facebook and share posts to spread information on maintaining our waterways and what you can do to help.

Stay Connected!

Join our mailing list to receive periodic updates on new resources and upcoming events.

Switch Practices!

Stormwater management starts at home. Learn what you can do to prevent erosion, keep chemicals out of our waterways, and contain runoff on your property.