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Upcoming VPMon Events

Vernal Pool Walks

Come investigate a springtime vernal pool with VCE! This April, Alex Wells will lead several guided tours of vernal pools across Vermont. In addition to exploring vernal pool fauna, Alex will demonstrate how VCE’s vernal pool monitoring protocols work in the field, and how you can participate as a citizen scientist. Space is limited, so please contact Alex to RSVP for the event!

Hosted by Rutland County Audubon Society
Saturday, April 20, 9:00-11:00 am
A vernal pool in the Rutland area (likely Pine Hill Park)
Will likely require about 1 mile round trip of hiking on trails.

Saturday, April 20, 3:00-5:00 pm
Raven Ridge Natural Area, 1279 Rotax Rd, Monkton, VT
Will require about 2 miles round trip of hiking on trail.

Co-hosted by Southern Vermont Natural History Museum & Hogback Mountain Conservation Area
Sunday, April 28, 10:00am to 12pm
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 Route 9 East, Marlboro, VT
Will require about 1 mile round trip of hiking on trail.

Hosted by Town of Barre Recreation Department
Saturday, May 25, 11:00am to 12:00 pm
Barre Town Forest Parking, at the end of Barclay Quarry Rd, Graniteville, VT
Will require a little less than 1 mile round trip of hiking on trail.


Vernal Pool Talks

Have you always wondered what the deal is with that pond that dries up in your backyard? Or where all those salamanders are going when they cross the road? Well, come learn all about vernal pools with us! VCE’s VPMon Coordinator, Alex Wells, will give a short presentation on vernal pools and how you can play a part in their conservation here in Vermont, including by volunteering to map or monitor pools with VCE. Please contact Alex for more information or to RSVP to the talk.

Hosted by Rutland County Audobon Society
Tuesday, April 23, 6:30-7:30 pm
Grace Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 8 Court St, Rutland, VT

Hosted by Town of Barre Recreation Department
Saturday, May 25, 10:00-10:45 am
149 Websterville Rd, Barre, VT


2019 VPMon Monitor Trainings

All of the 2019 VPMon Monitor Trainings have already taken place, but there are sure to be more in 2020 if you check back at the start of next year! If you think that you’d like to adopt a pool with us next year though, the easiest way to stay updated on VPMon is by emailing Alex Wells, the VPMon Project Coordinator, at gro.s1560705860eidut1560705860socet1560705860v@sll1560705860ewa1560705860.

Co-hosted by Burlington City Parks, Recreation, & Waterfront
Tuesday, February 19, 6-7:30 pm
Robert Miller Community Center, 130 Gosse Ct, Burlington, VT

Co-hosted by the Wild Middlebury Project

Wednesday, February 20, 7-8:30 pm
Room 219, McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Bicentennial Way, Middlebury, VT

Tuesday, February 26, 6-7:30 pm
Tracy Hall, 300 Main St, Norwich, VT

Co-hosted by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Wednesday, February 27, 6-7:30 pm
Thursday, February 28, 6-7:30 pm (rescheduled due to weather)
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, 7599 Route 9 East, Marlboro, VT

Co-hosted by Merck Forest & Farmland Center
Friday, March 1, 6-7:30 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland Center, 3270 VT-315, Rupert, VT

Co-hosted by North Branch Nature Center
Wednesday, March 6, 7-8:30 pm
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St, Montpelier, VT

Co-hosted by Northwoods Stewardship Center
Thursday March 7, 6-7:30 pm
Backup date in case of bad weather: Sunday, March 17
Northwoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston, VT