ECCD is core member of the Thames River Basin Partnership. Each year TRBP hosts a workshop that features on on-water componant. In 2017, the workshop focused on Little River in Woodstock and Putnam, CT. This is a National Water Quality Initiative watershed. ECCD and many of our partners have been very involved in projects to restore water quality in this watershed. Click here to review a summary of this workshop.
Woodstock Source to Sea Event
In 2009, our staff was on hand to answer questions about aquatic invasive plants, small farm best management practices and provide advice on back yard conservation practices at a 2009 event cosponsored by ECCD and the Woodstock Conservation Commission as part of the 2009 The Last Green Valley Source to Sea Expedition.
Flame Weeding Workshop:
In 2010, ECCD, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the UCONN Cooperative Extension System presented a special workshop on Flame Weeding for Invasive Shrub Control. This method is a potentially useful non-chemical means to control invasive Japanese Barberry but not all types of invasive plant species.
U.N. Children’s Workshop:
In July of 2004 this workshop was held on the the outflow of Miller Pond in Quaker Hill. About 25 kids from all over the world, and their chaperones, were given an afternoon lesson in evaluating water quality by the District.
Best Forest Management Workshop:
This workshop was held on the District’s Stewardship Forest Land. Participants were given practical instructions by professional foresters in the art and practice of sustainable forest management
Annual Thames River Basin Partnership Floating Workshop:
This is one of our most popular workshops that we co-sponsor. It includes a classroom session followed by an on-water field experience. Each year’s workshop centers on a different theme within the greater Thames River watershed.
Town Commissioner Training:
These workshops are conducted at the request of municipal land use commissions. Requests center on erosion and sediment control issues, riparian buffers, invasive plant control, and other environmental concerns.
Real Estate Professionals and Developers Workshops:
These workshops cater to professionals seeking accreditation for their license renewal. Subjects include septic systems, well-water issues, soils and wetlands with an emphasis on conservation of natural resources.
Klemens Planning for Nature (Vernal Pool) Workshops:
These workshops were held throughout the state by the Districts in order to educate commissioners and citizens about the science and the importance of our unique and valuable vernal pools
Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops:
These workshops were held throughout the state by the Districts in order to educate commissioners and professional staff on the updated Connecticut Manual for E&S Guidelines.
If you are interesting in our upcoming workshops or our calendar of events or have further questions please call us