After a late winter storm forced the event to be postponed, April Stools day is back on!
When: Saturday, April 8th at 9 AM
Where: Williston Community Park (and other locations) in Williston. Meet at 9 AM for “doo-ty” at the picnic shelter near the skate park on the east side of Williston Central School.
Why: Pet poop that is not picked up sends nutrients and bacteria into our waterways, eventually contaminating Lake Champlain
How: Join a community effort to clean up parks, sidewalks and trails and protect our waters. Gloves, bags, pails, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Participants will receive a package of lake note cards (while supplies last) and be entered into a drawing for cash prizes.
Questions: Contact Lori Fisher 802.658.1414 for more information. Hosted by Sustainable Williston, Williston Recreation & Parks, and the Lake Champlain Committee.
What: Sustainable Williston is sponsoring a seed starting social.
When: Sunday, April 9th from 2-4 PM
Where: Under the gazebo on the town green.
What to Expect: Bring a pack of seeds to share (left overs from last year’s are fine) and a few clean pots if you have them (single serving yogurt containers work great). We’ll provide soil and will have some extra pots on hand (and of course more seeds). April is a great time to plant sees that indicate they should be sowed 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. This includes winter squash, watermelon, and some types of flowers and herbs. Kids are welcome with their accompanying adult.
RSVP: Please RSVP at http://www.sustainablewilliston.org/c
ontact/ so that we know how much soil to have on hand. If you forget to RSVP, just come anyway.
Sustainable Williston will meet Thursday evening at the Dorothy Alling Library at 7:15 PM. Becky Tharp, Manager of the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, a program of Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, will give an educational talk on storm water issues effecting our region. Becky’s presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session. Come join the conversation!
Sustainable Williston will meet Thursday evening at the Dorothy Alling Library at 7:15. Currently we’re putting special effort into engagement, fun, and community events, including a tentative sustainability fair in May. Anyone interested in sustainability who lives or works in Williston is welcome.
Sustainable Williston will meet Thursday 1/5 at 7:15 PM. The planned location is the Dorothy Alling Library; in the unlikely event of a change, I’ll post here.
We’re working on plans for a variety of possible events for the future, such as seed starting, an Energy and Sustainability Fair, and your input and involvement are always be welcome. Everyone who lives or works in Williston is invited to attend.
Sustainable Williston will hold our regular first Thursday meeting December 1st at 7:15 PM at the Dorothy Alling Library.
We’ll discuss the town plan, future social and outreach events, and more. Everyone who lives or works in Williston and is interested in sustainability and the environment is welcome.
Proposed Agenda: Sustainable Williston
Thu Oct 6, 2016, 7:15PM – Dorothy Alling Library
last updated 10/3/16 9:30 am
Our new rack cards have been printed and will be available to see at the meeting. Some can be taken if there’s anywhere any member would like to put them out.
Introductions, Sharing News and Information, Checking In 10 min
Deborah won’t be able to attend this week.
Adoption of minutes from September meeting 5 min
Birth Tree Celebration Report 10 min
Ideas for CCTA Williston-Essex Route 15 min
CCTA has a bus that leaves Walmart on the half hour and leaves Amtrak on the hour to go up and down Route 2A. Chapin hopes to see it expanded to meet Amtrak stops, but the route would need more riders. What ideas do we have for improving use of this line?
Town Plan 15 min
Updates and discussion of any further steps
Harvest Festival report 10 min
There are some good things to report about the Adams Harvest Festival, but overall it wasn’t a successful event for us in terms of connecting with community members. A brief report.
Luc paid in a little over $50 for some printed materials for the event and for additional rack cards
Community Outreach and Social Gatherings (ongoing) 15 min
Ideas and plans for events to allow Sustainable Williston members to get together more informally and/or to connect more with other Williston residents.
Sustainable Williston will hold our regular first Thursday meeting October 6th, at 7:15 PM at the Dorothy Alling Library.
We’ll discuss the town plan, our recent Birth Tree Celebration, future social and outreach events, the Williston-Essex bus line, and more. Our new rack cards will be available to check out. Everyone who lives or works in Williston and is interested in sustainability and the environment is welcome.
Chittenden Solid Waste District and Sustainable Williston will team up at Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market’s Harvest Festival this Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, from 10am to 5pm each day.
We’ll be sharing information on composting, reducing waste, and sustainability efforts here in Williston and offering a paper tree where adults and kids can add leaves with their sustainability hopes and wishes. CSWD is giving away a free composter: come to the tent and sign up to be entered to win. You can find us in the upper orchard, by Dizzy’s Dozen cider doughnuts.
Other offerings include a walk/run through the orchard with RaceVermont, staged family photos, furry costumed characters, and lots of food, including fresh cider doughnuts.