Water matters 

Thursday, March 31, Marty Illick of Lewis Creek Association and South Chittenden River Watch, will  moderate a discussion with a panel of experts on how well the health of Lake Champlain and the streams and wetlands in growing Vermont towns are being protected. Panelists will focus on the LaPlatte watershed, streams and Lake Champlain and will identify what type of development triggers current regulatory review, how existing regulations provide for surface water protection, and what each town should do to ensure that healthy stream corridors move clean water through the Hinesburg hills and village, through Charlotte and Shelburne, to Shelburne Bay and Lake Champlain.

The event will take place at Hinesburg Town Hall at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Heidi Simkins at 482-5215.