Events

2022 Events

Join the Winooski Valley Park District at these upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Volunteer Invasive Removal 

Friday, April 22, 2022 10:00am – 1:00pm
Muddy Brook Wetland Reserve, Van Sicklen Road, South Burlington
Join WVPD Staff and other volunteers to celebrate Earth Day by helping to improve important shrubland habitat.  Parking at trailhead off Van Sicklen Rd. South Burlington.  There is limited parking so please reach out to timlarned@wvpd.org if you are planning to attend.  Mud Boots recommended!  We will plan to get in a couple hours of Invasive ID and removal and then save some time  (12-1) for a hike out to a recent shrubland habitat restoration project the Winooski Valley Park District worked with the Champlain Valley Conservation Partnership (CVCP), the City of South Burlington, Audubon VT and US Fish and Wildlife Services to complete.  The hike will be dependent on the ground drying out enough for a group to use.

City Nature Celebration and Challenge 2022!

This spring Burlington, Colchester, South Burlington, and Winooski are teaming up with local partners to organize a multi-day event that invites EVERYONE to engage with and celebrate the amazing natural world right here in our local communities. Learn more about all that is happening with the City Nature Celebration here. Highlighted events below:

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:30 – 8:30pm, Main Street Landing 
Learn from St. Michael’s Professor, Declan McCabe, about the mammals that inhabit the Greater Burlington area and what local organizations are learning from our wildlife neighbors.
Friday April 29 – Monday May 2 ALL DAY, EVERYDAY!
Anywhere in Burlington, Colchester, South Burlington and Winooski
Join in a friendly competition of over 400 cities from around the world in a global bioblitz challenge! Using iNaturalist to document and record nature sightings over the four day challenge will contribute to ongoing citizen science data collection and the creation of a local Nature Clock.
Saturday April 30, 2022 10:00am – 3:00pm 
Intervale Center (180 Intervale Rd. Burlington)
Join fellow nature enthusiasts for a SPECTACULAR day celebrating the natural areas of the Burlington Intervale! ALL ARE WELCOME! Learn how to use iNaturlist and participate in the CNC BioBlitz, participate in riparian forest restoration projects, learn about local ecology from local experts, taste invasive plant recipes (like Japanese knotweed ice cream!) and learn about how to manage invasive plants, and so much more!

Green Up Day  May 7, 2022

More information coming soon! Contact timlarned@wvpd.org if you’d like to participate in Green Up Day at a WVPD park.

Partner Organization Events

  • Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Third Sunday Lecture Series: Each months lecture will explore a different topic of local and American History. Speakers include local historians and authors. Third Sunday of the month at 2:00pm online. For more information call (802) 865 – 4556 or contact ethanallenhomestead@gmail.com. Be sure to check out the Museum’s calendar of events or follow them on Facebook for other exciting and informative events on Vermont History!