STORMWATER SEMINAR SERIES SPARKS STATE-WIDE INTEREST
Lake Champlain Chamber, GBIC arrange expert panel to discuss issue
BURLINGTON - Following the passage of landmark stormwater legislation
the 2004 Legislative Session (Act 140), the Lake Champlain Regional
of Commerce and GBIC will host a two-part stormwater seminar series to
educate the community on this extensive issue.
"We thought it was appropriate to provide continuing education on this
complex and sometimes intimidating issue," said Frank Cioffi, GBIC
President. Added Chamber President A. Wayne Roberts, "This is a crucial
issue for businesses. People need to understand how the new legislation
affects them as they plan for future economic endeavors."
The first part of the series, which will be held from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 20 at the organizations' offices at 60 Main Street in
Burlington, will focus on how stormwater regulation has evolved and what
latest legislative changes mean for the regulated community. The second
installment takes place at the Wyndham Burlington Hotel on Thursday,
19, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Both seminars will feature Commissioner Jeffrey
Wennberg of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Jeff
Nelson of Pioneer Environmental, Daniel Smith of Downs Rachlin Martin, and
Bill Bartlett of Bartlett Associates. Approximately 40 different
businesses, municipal representatives, engineers, and state agencies have
already signed-up for the July event.
Both events are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is
To register or for more information, contact Mary Sprayregen at 863-3489
ext. 206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit
that seeks to promote and support the healthy environment and quality of
life that makes the Lake Champlain Region of Vermont the ideal place to
live, work, and do business.