Spring 2018 Environmental Conference
The State of Vermont’s Water
June 6, 2018
Vermont Technical College, Judd Hall
Randolph, Vermont

Presented by VEC and the Dept of Environmental Conservation

The conference will include topics like groundwater and storm water rule updates, nitrates and chloride in water, agricultural best practices, permits, and more. Full conference attendance makes you eligible to receive CEUs from VT Technical College. You must sign sheet at the event to receive a certificate. 

Register to exhibit, attend or sponsor here!
( There is an option at checkout to pay via check or to request an invoice for payment). Deadline to pre-register with lunch is May 30, 2018.

Visit our attendee information page to learn about parking, directions, exhibitors and sponsor companies!

8:00AM-BREAKFAST/COFFEE, REGISTRATION, VISIT EXHIBITORS 

8:30AM-Welcome-
o VEC President Miles Waite, Waite-Heindel Env. Mgmt
o Allan Rodgers, Academic Dean, Vermont Tech
o Opening Remarks by Julie Moore, Vermont ANR Secretary

8:45Am- RULE UPDATES-
o Update on Procedure for Class IV Groundwater Reclassification- Miles Waite and Geoff Hand, Dunkiel Saunders 
o Groundwater Protection, Management and Coordination – the Groundwater Protection Rule & Groundwater Management Plan-Scott Stewart, VT DEC

9:30AM-10:45AM-WATER QUALITY-
o  Preliminary Characterization of an Aquifer(s) Contaminated with Nitrate at a Dairy Farm in Hardwick, Central Vermont:  Jonathan Kim- Geologist, Vermont Geological Survey (VGS); Patti Casey – Groundwater Protection Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Agriculture;  Cary Giguere- Agrichemical Program Manager, Vermont Agency of Agriculture
o  Best Management Practice Changes at a Dairy Farm in Hardwick in Response to Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater:  Patti Casey – Groundwater Protection Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Agriculture;  Cary Giguere- Agrichemical Program Manager, Vermont Agency of Agriculture; Jonathan Kim- Geologist, Vermont Geological Survey (VGS);
o Chloride trends from a long-term monitoring study in an urban chloride-impaired waterway, Chittenden County, VT-Andres Torrizo, Watershed Consulting

10:45AM-NETWORKING BREAK-PLEASE VISIT EXHIBITORS

11:00AM-PFA’s UPDATE
o PFAS Testing Results at Selected Landfills and Waste Water Treatment Facilities and Overview of State-wide Background Study  -John Smeltzer, VT DEC 
Harnessing College Curriculum to Characterize a PFOA Contaminant Plume: Process and Results- Tim Shroeder, Bennington College
4D Aquifer Characterization in Bennington, VT: A Status Report- Jon Kim, Vermont Geological Survey

12:15-1:30PM- Lunch in Dining Hall and VTC presentation-Environmental Lab by Guy Roberts, Director of the VT Agriculture and Environmental Lab (VAEL). Once finished with lunch please visit with exhibitors.

1:30-2:30pm-LAKE CLEANUP
Evaluating the Impacts of Subsurface Agricultural Tile Drainage Systems to Water Quality in Vermont-Dave Braun, Stone Environmental
Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL –Northern Lake Implementation Status-Amy Macrellis, Stone Environmental; Kent Henderson, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain; Emily Porter-Goff, Franklin Watershed Committee

2:30-4:00PM-STORM WATER-
o Storm water Rule Update -Padraic Monks, VT DEC
Agricultural Water Quality Practices-Jonathan Ashley & Andy Hoak, Dubois & King
o Green Streets, Great Streets: Integrating Water Quality into the Urban Landscape-Jenna Olson, City of Burlington DPW – Water Resources Division

CLOSING REMARKS-Final visit with exhibitors.

Questions regarding events can be sent to info@vectogether.org or call 802-747-7900.