Sustainable Landscape Stewards

A Training Course for Community Leaders













Community members, particularly those who serve in municipal government or on town boards, conservation districts, or watershed groups are encouraged to participate in the nine-class training course led by Lake Champlain Sea Grant staff and other experts. 


The objectives of the course are for students to learn about the science and policy behind land use impacts on water quality and the emerging field of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). Participants will gain knowledge and skills to successfully advocate for, design, implement and maintain sustainable landscape projects.


The classes will meet Thursday-Saturday for three sessions in Spring 2014 (nine classes total). Thursday and Friday classes will be 5-8pm in a classroom setting at the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory (3 College St., Burlington, attached to ECHO). Saturdays will consist of a field trip 9am-4pm. Remote options are possible for the Thursday and Friday classes, attendance is required for Saturday field trips.

Session 1: April 24-26

Session 2: May 8-10

Session 3: May 22-24

This course is approved for 3.6 Continuing Education Credit units through the University of Vermont.


The cost of the course is $136, including books. The course fee is eligible for VSAC non-degree support.


To register for the Sustainable Landscape Stewards course, please click here