Basin Watershed Council Meeting On Invasive Species Issues

Submitted by the Basin 10 Watershed Council

The Basin 10 Watershed Council is meeting to learn about and discuss invasive species issues in the Black and Ottauquechee River watersheds. The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and its local partners are holding the meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at the Quechee Library at 1957 Main Street in Quechee Village from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Public input is essential to making the plan a meaningful guidance document for the Agency of Natural Resources.

Marie Levesque Caduto, Watershed Coordinator with the Water Quality Division of the Agency of Natural Resources, will speak on what invasives are present, the issues around invasive species and methods to control them.

Following the presentation participants are asked to offer concerns, recommendations and actions regarding invasives to be included in the State's Water Quality Management Plan.

The Plan being developed by the Agency will address water quality in rivers, streams, lakes and ponds throughout the two watersheds. Participants are helping develop strategies to improve local waters and water resources.

Partnering organizations include the Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District, the Two-Rivers Ottauquechee and Southern Windsor County Planning Commissions, the Black River Action Team and the Ottauquechee River Group.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Driving directions: From Route 4 take Waterman Hill Road. Turn left onto Quechee Main Street. The Library is on the right at the corner of Willard Road.

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