Erin De Vries

Title/Position: 
Aquatic Science Literacy Educator and UVM Watershed Alliance Coordinator
Institution: 
University of Vermont
Education: 

M.S. Ecological Planning, University of Vermont, 2008
B.A. Environmental Science, concentration in Conservation Biology and Botany, Franklin Pierce College, 1999

Erin has worked with Lake Champlain Sea Grant as the UVM Watershed Alliance Education and Outreach Coordinator and Aquatic Science Literacy Specialist since May 2010. She has expertise in natural resource planning and management through community based involvement in watershed stewardship and environmental education. Erin’s passion for everything natural exudes from her core. She has focused on environmental conservation and education through jobs in the private, public and non-profit sector throughout North America and the Caribbean.

Jurij Homziak

Title/Position: 
Director of Outreach and Education
Institution: 
University of Vermont
Education: 

Ph.D. Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
M.S. Agricultural Development (ABT), Wye College, University of London
M.A. Biology/Ecology, San Diego State University, 1977
B.S. Zoology, cum laude, San Diego State University, 1975

Jurij oversees LCSG's extension and education activities to enhance awareness and understanding of coastal development, water quality, aquatic resources, nuisance aquatic species, land use and watershed management issues for New York-Vermont-Queb├ęc Lake Champlain Basin. He also conducts applied research in participatory, community-based watershed management and water quality protection, lay water quality monitoring and urban stream restoration.

Adapting to Climate Change with Low Impact Development (LID) Stormwater Management in the Lake Champlain Basin

February 1, 2012 - January 31, 2014
Summary: 
This project will explore the resiliency of Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater bioretention systems in the context of mitigating existing and projected future urban runoff stressors that impact Lake Champlain.

Description

This project will explore the resiliency of Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater bioretention systems in the context of mitigating existing and projected future urban runoff stressors that impact Lake Champlain. An existing landscaped area will be retrofitted to create a set of ten bioretention cells of approximately identical size and slope that demonstrate different soil and vegetation design variables (a total of ten cells/areas).

Bridging the Divide: Developing Partnerships in Business, Faith and Environmental Groups to Incorporate Climate Change Literacy into Stormwater Design

Year: 
2011
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Description: 
LCSG sought to inform local businesses and community leaders, residents and students about how predicted local climate changes can affect local communities and inform them of the adaptation tools available to respond.
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