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Thursday, June 16, 2022

VLR Virtual Environmental Round Table: Ash Tree Management

June 22
Virtual 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

A presentation focused on the discussion of the impacts of the Emerald Ash Borer and how to identify and manage the trees and debris.

Instructors: Joanne Garton, Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program

Roads Scholar Category - 1 Environmental hour

REGISTER on the Vermont Local Roads Website

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VLR Construction Math

June 23 - Weathersfield Town Meeting Room

In-Person 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Many people can be intimidated by math, and yet, it’s a very empowering skill. This course seeks to review elementary math skills to include basic trigonometry and algebra commonly used in Road Maintenance and Construction. I’s easier to understand than you might think. Attendees will be more prepared to successfully plan, estimate and purchase construction materials necessary for a variety of road maintenance and construction projects.
Basic refresher math is included in this course.
 
Instructors: Todd Eaton, Vermont Local Roads Branch Manager

Roads Scholar Category - 6 Technical hours
Bring a bag lunch!

REGISTER on the Vermont Local Roads Website
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VLR Trench Safety

June 28 - Castleton Fire Department

In-Person 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Excavation work is one of the most hazardous types of activities we are involved with. A cave-in can trap you within seconds and kill you within minutes. One cubic yard of soil weighs as much as a vehicle. Our goal is to inform you on how not to dig your own grave.
 
This “competent” level training focuses on hazard assessment and ways to control excavation cave-ins.

Instructor: Todd Eaton, Vermont Local Roads Branch Manager

Roads Scholar Category - 4 Safety hours

REGISTER on the Vermont Local Roads Website

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VLR Virtual Environmental Round Table: Bat Hibernaculum Survey
June 29
Virtual 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Meg Lout, VTrans Biologist, will take attendees on a tour of a hibernaculum survey that she recently participated in at Barton Hill Mine in Moriah, NY. It is where all of Vermont’s Indiana bats overwinter and is also the largest hibernation site in the Northeast. She will also take you on a tour at the entrance of Aeolus Cave in East Dorset, Vermont’s largest hibernaculum, from her March visit. This will include a summary and update of the sick bats that were found and brought back for rehabilitation. Please join Meg for an informative presentation that will include many pictures and videos.

Roads Scholar Category - 1 Environmental hour

REGISTER on the Vermont Local Roads Website