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-Quebéc 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.

Managing Your Household Septic System

Year: 
2014
Description: 
Information for homeowners to safeguard and maintain septic systems, control the volume and quality of wastewater, maintaining the septic tank, sludge accumulation, and the soil treatment area.
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How Effective are Watershed Signs Anyway? Evaluating Visual Environmental Communication in a Small Urban Watershed

Year: 
2014
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Description: 
Watershed signs are ubiquitous, but a review of recent projects shows most do not have objectives, expected outcomes, or indicators of success or failure.
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No

Reducing Phosphorus Use in Lawn Care: Getting Information to the Right Place

Year: 
2013
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Description: 
Presented at the 2012 Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference, May 20-24, 2012, Portland, OR. Discusses the use of education and outreach to reduce the use of phosphorus-based fertilizers in communities.
Feature: 
No

Share the Credit: Maximize Time and Money by Transferring Successful Programs Across States

Year: 
2012
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Description: 
Lake Champlain Sea Grant partnered with Illinois/Indiana Sea Grant and many others to transfer successful outreach programs aimed at providing information and demonstrating low input and natural lawn care for the Lake Michigan watershed.
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Weed and Feed Products

Year: 
2012
Description: 
This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It gives information on weed and feed products and provides alternative options.
Feature: 
No

Right Plant for the Right Place

Year: 
2012
Description: 
This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It explains how to make smart plant choices to save water and time for a thriving garden.
Feature: 
No

Rain Friendly Landscaping

Year: 
2012
Description: 
This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan Watershed. It explains practices for managing stormwater onsite.
Feature: 
No

Products For Your Natural Lawn

Year: 
2012
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Description: 
This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It includes products and soil amendments to add nutrients and change the pH of a lawn.
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