2017 Conservation Summit

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The Summit is a day-long educational and networking event for community volunteers engaged in planning and caring for natural resources. Join us as we share experiences and ideas on the many issues communities face in managing natural resource assets, from town forests to town plans!

This year’s theme is “Conservation into the future!” and we’ll be exploring the skills, partnerships, science,  and technology that are changing the face of conservation.  This theme is woven through all the sessions and we hope it will challenge our participants and presenters to set a solid course for conservation.Conservation Summit -Monpelier High School

Our Keynote speaker will be Allan Thompson , Northern Stewards Consulting and  Waterbury Conservation Commission to talk about conservation work focused on the Shutesville Hill Wildlife Crossing and the innovative partnerships, years of scientific inquiry and multi-pronged implementation effort to maintain connectivity at that location.

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Who: Open to everyone! This event serves as the Annual Meeting for AVCC. We welcome current commissioners, community volunteers, and those interested in becoming more involved in their community.

When: September 23, 2017 8:30-3:30 p.m.camp-common-ground

Where: Common Ground Center in Starksboro, VT

We encourage carpooling! Karen Douville (Avcc Board Member) has offered to help make matches. Please email her Karen.L.Douville@Dartmouth.EDUwith your name, what part of the state you are coming from, whether you have extra space (how many) in your car or if you’re willing to ride with someone else.

Cost:Early Bird (Until September 1st) – $30 for AVCC members and $45 for non-members Regular Registration (9/1 through 9/23) – $40 for AVCC members and $55 for non-members

If you register AFTER 9/14 we can’t guarantee your lunch. Please try to register early!

How do I know if I’m an AVCC member? AVCC offers two types of membership, organizational ($50) and individual ($20). Check with your CC chair or town clerk if your CC has paid for membership this year. Membership is valid for one year from July 1st through the end of June each year. For maximum savings, we suggest your CC JOIN AVCC before individual members register for the Summit to get the member rates listed above. Check this list to see if your commission is a dues-paid member of AVCC this year.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged by September 16th. Day of registration will be accepted but we can’t guarantee that we’ll have enough lunch.

  • To pay now with paypal account or a credit card – Follow the link below to register and pay. Please print your ticket and bring it to the event.
  • To pay by check through the mail – please register below and then select “show other payment options” (just below the orange ”PayPal Check Out” button). Select “Pay Offline” and then “Pay by Check”. Mail the check and your name or ticket to AVCC, c/o VLCT, 89 Main Street, Montpelier VT 05602. Please print your ticket and bring it to the event.
  • To pay with cash or check on the day of the event, please register below and then select “show other payment options” (just below the orange ”PayPal Check Out” button). Select “Pay Offline” and then “Pay at the Door”. Please print your ticket and bring it to the event with cash or check.

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