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Organizations Partner to Improve River Stewardship in Southwestern Vermont
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Organizations Partner to Improve River Stewardship in Southwestern Vermont

The Bennington County Conservation District (BCCD), Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Battenkill Watershed Association have been working over the past several months to create a community-wide outreach effort around river stewardship. Focused on the Battenkill and its tributaries, this effort seeks to raise landowner awareness of best management practices and practical ways to improve river … Continue reading

Testing the Waters
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Testing the Waters

Kedron Brook in Woodstock, VT, has been the subject of years of water quality testing as seasonal water quality has exceeded state standards for six years. The state of Vermont has Kedron Brook listed as being stressed. This fall, ONRCD teamed up with Vermont Institute of Natural Science VINS and Woodstock Elementary School 5th grade … Continue reading

CVRPC partners with Friends of the Winooski River to Launch Water Quality Monitoring Web Map
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CVRPC partners with Friends of the Winooski River to Launch Water Quality Monitoring Web Map

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) is pleased to announce the launch of an online, interactive web map in partnership with the Friends of the Winooski River (FWR). This web map displays water quality monitoring sites and results for 2019, including measures of E. Coli, Total Phosphorus and Chloride in the Winooski River and … Continue reading

Windham County Conservation District Partners to Protect Waters from Invasive Species
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Windham County Conservation District Partners to Protect Waters from Invasive Species

The Windham Conservation District received an Aquatic Invasive Species Grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation to support the management of Vermont Public Access Greeters at Windham County lakes. Greeters work at public access boat launches performing inspections of water craft before they launch to help keep aquatic invasive species from being introduced. Greeters also … Continue reading

ACRWC Rallies to Monitor E.coli
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ACRWC Rallies to Monitor E.coli

Due to COVID-19 and related factors, Addison County River Watch Collaborative (ACRWC) almost put the lid on all monitoring activities this year. Once Governor Scott “opened the spigot” a bit in June, however, the organization decided to do at least minimal monitoring of E.coli in Lewis Creek, Middlebury River, and the New Haven River. Funding … Continue reading