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New Report and Online Dashboard Show Clean Water Funding Makes a Difference
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New Report and Online Dashboard Show Clean Water Funding Makes a Difference

Solving Vermont’s water quality challenges is a multi-decade commitment and requires a significant investment. The Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2018 Investment Report offers accountability for how the State of Vermont has invested in clean water over the past three years and the results of those investments. In the last three years, Vermont’s clean water investments have … Continue reading

World Wetland Day Celebrated: The ONLY site in VT?
Science

World Wetland Day Celebrated: The ONLY site in VT?

World Wetland Day is sponsored by the organization called Ramsar.  Ramsar Sites are wetlands identified and designated because they are considered Wetlands of International Importance.  These wetlands contain representative, rare or unique wetland types, and they are important for conserving biological diversity.  Only 38 Ramsar sites are in the U.S. of the 2,200 Ramsar sites … Continue reading

World Wetland Day Celebrated at the VT State House
Science

World Wetland Day Celebrated at the VT State House

World Wetland Day is celebrated on February 2nd every year.  It is sponsored by the organization called Ramsar.  Ramsar Sites are wetlands identified and designated because they are considered Wetlands of International Importance.  These wetlands contain representative, rare or unique wetland types, and they are important for conserving biological diversity.  Only 38 Ramsar sites are … Continue reading

New Tactical Basin Plans for the Winooski River and the White River Watersheds Issued by the Watershed Management Division
Announcements

New Tactical Basin Plans for the Winooski River and the White River Watersheds Issued by the Watershed Management Division

As we ring in the New Year, it’s a great time to make healthy choices.  As a state, we can start making healthy choices for our rivers, lakes and wetlands.  This year, the Watershed Management Division issued Tactical Basin Plans (TBP) for two watersheds – the Winooski River and the White River.  The TBPs are … Continue reading

Wolcott Mitigates Stormwater at Town Garage
Progress

Wolcott Mitigates Stormwater at Town Garage

In 2017, the Town of Wolcott was awarded a $15,888 Ecosystem Restoration Grant by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to capture and infiltrate stormwater and reduce erosion at the Wolcott Town Garage and Fire Station. The town contributed $12,274 in-kind match, dedicating staff time and materials to complete the project. The installation of stormwater mitigation practices … Continue reading

Vermont Lake Wise Practices – 2018 Field Season Wrap Up: Benefits for Property and Lake in the New Year!
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Vermont Lake Wise Practices – 2018 Field Season Wrap Up: Benefits for Property and Lake in the New Year!

The Lake Wise Program provides technical assistance to all types of shoreland owners for managing stormwater and protecting water quality, property, and wildlife habitat. Shorelands are very important areas for protecting clean water and wildlife habitat yet have been developed into the highest residential density in Vermont. The goal of the Lake Wise Program is … Continue reading