FNLC is active with our work on Projects, Advocacy and Public Engagement.
Our FNLC Events are an integral part of all three of these efforts, as we bring to the public our information about what we are doing. Below is a list of our eight annual events. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending any of these events, please contact Denise Smith directly email@example.com.
Winter Farmer’s Meeting – Each year in January or February we host a meeting in conjunction with UVM-Extension to discuss the results of our past ag practices work, the science behind the practices, and plans for the coming spring and summer. The primary audience is farmers, but all are welcome. In 2012 the meeting was held at Champlain Valley Equipment in St. Albans, and they presented information about tillage equipment and GPS guidance.
Tyler Place Dinner – Each year in the last week of May the Tyler Place hosts a dinner for the members of Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, along with state and federal agency officials and other guests. FNLC provides information about the on-going implementation work in northern Lake Champlain, and scientists and agency leaders provide information about the status of Lake Champlain waters and programs.
Bike for the Lake, Champlain Century - Saturday, June 22, 2013: The third annual Bike for the Lake will begin at Sandbar State Park at 8:00 am. Information about the Ride on this page of our website. This will again be a century ride (100 miles) with shorter loops of 25, 50 and 75 miles.
Georgia Pig Roast – June 28, 2013: In late June FNLC puts on a Pig Roast and BBQ at the Georgia Town Beach, in cooperation with the Georgia Conservation Commission and the Georgia Shore Association. $8 per person, includes pork, side dishes, dessert and tableware. Bring your own drinks; no glass bottles.
Summer Farmer Meeting and Walk - Each year in June/July, FNLC hosts a public meeting in conjunction with UVM-Extension and Farmer’s Watershed Alliance to discuss ag practices that improve water quality, including an on-site farm walk to look at the practices. The primary audience is farmers, but all are welcome. The 2012 event was held at the farm of Wayne and Nancy Fiske in Franklin. 2013 information coming soon!
Water World Event at the Refuge - In July of 2012 FNLC hosted a gathering that brought together board members of the several water-quality groups active in northern Vermont, along with key state agency employees. The event was held at the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Swanton, VT.
Run for the Lake – Sept. 8, 2013: The third annual Run for the Lake will was held on Sept. 9, 2012, with over 130 participants. Please find plenty of information about the Run elsewhere on this website. This is a major fundraising effort for FNLC, and we very much appreciate the support of our Sponsors. Our sponsors and members provide the go-power that enables us to do all of our work.
Annual Meeting: FNLC Annual Meeting in October. At our annual meetings we elect new board members and provide information about our projects and priorities. We also have presentation from scientists and state government leaders about the work on the northern Lake.