Conservation Connections Conference

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Closing Reception 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., College of St. Joseph, Rutland, Vermont Join your fellow conservation leaders, town officials, volunteers, conservation organization staff and other partners to explore a wide range of issues and solutions, share resources and inspiration, and strengthen core capacities. Connect with individuals working on conservation and food systems initiatives in communities across Vermont. – A plenary session will explore the critical role of conservation in Vermont’s economic and environmental future and our quality of life and issue a call to action – Eighteen workshops will highlight conservation tools and methods, showcase successful collaborations, and offer practical management techniques – Resource fair available throughout the day – Lunchtime fieldtrip option to the nearby West Rutland Marsh birding area – Closing reception featuring Vermont foods and products. Sponsored by the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Vermont Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions, The Upper Valley Land Trust, the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts, Rutland Area Farm and Food Link and the Land Trust Alliance. Workshop descriptions and registration materials will be available soon on the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board website: www.vhcb.org/conservationconnections For information contact: Karen Freeman, Director Conservation Partnerships & Training Vermont Housing & Conservation Board 58 E. State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 802-828-5067 kfreeman@vhcb.org

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