Interested in learning more about invasive plants or forest pests? Want to get outside and help survey for pests or pull invasive plants? Check out this list of invasives-related workshops, trainings, webinars and community events happening around Vermont and the region. While some events and programs are seasonal, education events, surveys and webinars are offered throughout the year. We update this regularly so keep checking back for new trainings, or events in your area.

Spread the word about upcoming events, workshops, and trainings in your community by adding your events to the list. Please note: We review all submissions, so it may take a few days for your event to appear on the calender.

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:30am - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:15pm

The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help us manage the invasive water chestnut plant in the southern Lake Champlain area nearly every weekday between June 29th and August 26th.

Volunteers hand-pull floating water chestnut plants by hand from canoes or kayaks.  This work is moderately streunuous:  work is performed outdoors in weather that can be often hot and sunny. Workdays are also occasionally subject to wind, rain, biting insects, and other outdoor elements.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:30am - 4:15pm

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests?

Then we need YOUR help! Come volunteer as a First Detector! FREE training will be held on Septermber 12, 9:30-4:15pm at Manchester Elementary Middle School, Manchester,Vermont.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Vermont Tree Stewards Conference is a one day program held in central Vermont during each fall. The Conference is designed to provide an educational and networking opportunity for the stewards of Vermont's urban trees and community forests. The Conference is open to all and intended to support Tree Wardens, SOUL Tree Stewards, Forest Pest First Detectors, and anyone else caring for canopy at the local level.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:30am - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30pm

 Add to your 2015 invasive species calendars: the NY Invasive Species Research Institute and the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse are pleased to announce the dates for the 9th Annual Invasive Species In-Service. This year’s workshop will be held on the Cornell University campus Tuesday through Thursday, November 3 - 5, 2015.