Lamoille River Watershed Agriculture & River Resource Guide
Created by LCCD for educators, farmers, and citizens to provide information on Lamoille River's cultural and natural history, resource concerns, and lesson plans on Phosphorus, Vermont Accepted Agricultural Practices, and Riparian Buffers. Power Point Presentations and Educational Kits are also available as a complement to the guide. The most local guide to the history of and current concerns of the Lamoille Watershed. A must have for any science or environmental program. The Lamoille River Watershed Agriculture & River Resource Guide was made possible with support from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Morrisville Rotary Club.
LCCD Educational Kits
Educational Kits as listed below are available for teachers within the Lamoille Watershed. There is a small fee for shipping and deposit required for loaning materials. Please contact LCCD to get details on borrowing kits.
Macroinvertebrate Field Study Kit
Kit contains sampling equipment; 3 sets of nets, keys, collection bins, magnifying lens, and guides for student groups to sample and learn about macroinvertebrates.
Chemistry Sampling Kit
LaMotte River Chemistry Kit can be used by teachers for students to sample pH, dissolved oxygen, phosphates, temperature, alkalinity, turbidity, and bacteria.
This kit can be used by LCCD staff with teachers as it contains more detailed techniques for sampling macroinvertebrates. The kit contains preserved macroinvertebrate specimens, sieve, sampling trays, tweezers, "Guide to Aquatic Entomology", and detailed keys. A smaller kit is also available that contains preserved macroinvertebrate specimens, detailed keys, magnifying lens, and Life Cycle Folders of each specimen.
Lamoille Watershed Map Kit
Lamoille Watershed Map Kit contains maps for classroom use to study the landscape features of the Lamoille River such as watershed or wetland delineation, historical land use changes, and/or watershed surveys. Kit contains: USGS Laminated Maps, Laminated LCPC Lamoille River Watershed Maps, and a CD ROM reproduction of the 1878 "Atlas of the Counties of Lamoille and Orleans Vermont".
LCCD has reference books and power point presentations available on a variety of Lamoille River and other watershed related issues for educators to use either for their own professional development or for classroom use. These are:
- River Fieldwork Guide for Teachers. An Environmental Citizenship Curriculum Guide. Vermont Institute of Natural Science.
- Vermont Stream Bank Restoration Guide. USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Vermont Riparian Enhancement Project.
- Fluvial Geomorphology Power Point Presentation. Produced by Staci Pomeroy, ANR River Scientist for LWA River Dynamics Workshop.
- Let’s Talk Buffers! Power Point Presentation & Booklet. USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Communication Toolkit.
Lamoille Watershed Informational Pages
The following informational pages were collected for educator’s use. Please click on the appropriate heading to access the information.
Service Learning Projects
Canoe / Kayak Outfitters
USGS National Map Viewer
TopoZone & Terraserver
Old Maps of New England - Beer’s Atlases
Lamoille Watershed Association Map
The Lamoille River Subbasin Map
Lamoille County Planning Commission Map
Lamoille Watershed Information
Lamoille River and Tributaries Information
Lamoille River Basin Water Quality Management Plan
Lower Lamoille River History Booklet
Lamoille River Photo Gallery
General River Watershed Information
Educational River Resources
Curricula and Teaching Guides