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Three Things: Managing Invasive Species, Hosting Art Walk, and Sharing Upcoming Climate Webinars

Three things: Talking invasive species management, inviting you to an upcoming Art Walk in Montpelier, and sharing some timely opportunities to stay engaged with climate policy. 

Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things.

VNRC’s Karina Dailey Talks Invasive Species Management Following New Regulations on  Pesticide and Herbicide Use in Vermont

Recently, Karina Dailey, VNRC’s Restoration Ecologist, was interviewed about invasive species management using pesticides and herbicides. This conversation comes following updates to the Vermont Rule for Control of Pesticides, per federal requirements. Removing invasive species – which can wreak havoc in Vermont’s ecosystems when left to spread unchecked – can often be done without the use of harmful pesticides and herbicides. Karina shared, “I would never want to use a chemical unless there was real ecological harm that is happening and the chemical is the only to respond to that — I don’t think we should just default to chemical application.” 

Join us Tomorrow for Montpelier Art Walk featuring John Snell’s “Seemingly Impossible” Photography Exhibit

Tomorrow, Friday, December 1st, VNRC will host a reception for Montpelier’s own John Snell in conjunction with Montpelier Art Walk at our office – 11 Baldwin St. John’s exhibit, “Seemingly Impossible”, is a collection of photographs that capture the “impossible” sights all around us. John will be on-site to discuss the methods and inspiration behind his photography and to sell prints of his work. Doors will be open to the public from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.  Light refreshments, including homemade baked goods and hot cocoa, will be served while supplies last. 

You’re Invited: Two Upcoming Webinars on Climate Policy – December 13th and 18th

We hope you can join us for two exciting, upcoming webinars to share what is on the table for legislators this session related to climate policy. First, on Wednesday, December 13th, we’ll be talking about Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard and how its 2032 requirements are not going far enough to help reduce our carbon pollution and combat climate change. Then, on Monday, December 18th, come learn about the Make Big Oil Pay Campaign, a plan to address how those who profited off the dirty energy systems that caused the climate crisis should be the ones to pay the price.