Progress

Cooperative Monitoring and Planning Leads to Improvements in Water Quality

In the past, historical development in the vicinity of the Mansfield Base area of Stowe Mountain Resort has at times had unintended and significant impacts on nearby streams. These impacts have included increased runoff from paved surfaces that deliver undertreated stormwater runoff and associated sediment that impact streams. These impacts affect the instream habitat for … Continue reading

Stormwater Mapping Project Update
Progress / Science

Stormwater Mapping Project Update

  The Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) recently completed draft stormwater geographic information system (GIS) drainage maps for 21 urbanized cities, villages and hamlets in the Lake Memphremagog, Upper Connecticut River, Passumpsic River, and Stevens-Wells-Waits-Ompompanoosuc River watersheds. The Program plans to complete a statewide drainage map of all urbanized areas by 2017. The maps will be … Continue reading

Grant Funding Available for Aquatic Nuisance Control Projects
Announcements / Opportunities

Grant Funding Available for Aquatic Nuisance Control Projects

  The Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-Aid grant program supports both native and non-native species management projects and is available to Vermont municipalities. Projects supported since 1994 include programs to control Eurasian watermilfoil, purple loosestrife, curly leaf pondweed, and nuisance native aquatic plants, and aquatic invasive species spread prevention programs. Supported management methods have included the … Continue reading