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Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to RPCs support spirited conversations on planned Clean Water Service Providers
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Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to RPCs support spirited conversations on planned Clean Water Service Providers

With support from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and other RPCs have been conducting outreach to explain VTDEC’s recent RFP for the selection of Clean Water Service Provider for seven watershed basins. The Clean Water Service Delivery Act of 2019 (Act 76) established a water quality … Continue reading

Final Design for the Health Center in Plainfield Addresses Large Sediment Input to Winooski River
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Final Design for the Health Center in Plainfield Addresses Large Sediment Input to Winooski River

The Central Vermont Stormwater Master Plan for Barre Town, Barre City, and Plainfield was completed in 2018 and identified The Health Center in Plainfield as a priority. Before The Health Center was constructed, there was evidence of a gully which has since gotten deeper, wider, and longer. It sits between the existing stormwater pond and … Continue reading

The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Amidst an Uncertain Social Season
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The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Amidst an Uncertain Social Season

Greetings to all Vermonters concerned with Aquatic Invasive Species issues. Here at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) Lakes and Ponds Management Program, we received many calls from passionate individuals on how our Aquatic Invasive Species Program will run this season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and related physical distance orders and the Vermont State … Continue reading

iNaturalist Project for Ground Truthing of Wetland Locations
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iNaturalist Project for Ground Truthing of Wetland Locations

YOU can take part in this effort and keep a safe 6 ft social distance. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is embarking on increasing the amount of wetland mapping within the Otter, Little Otter, and Lewis Creek watersheds. Recent availability of high-resolution air photos and LIDAR elevation data make it possible to map wetlands … Continue reading

Request for Proposals: 2020 LaRosa Analytical Support Grant
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Request for Proposals: 2020 LaRosa Analytical Support Grant

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) is seeking surface water monitoring project proposals for the 2020 field season. Up to $76,000 in laboratory analysis fees is available for volunteer-based water quality monitoring through the LaRosa Partnership Program and the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory. VTDEC recognizes that such fees are one of the most … Continue reading