Please Don’t P on your Lawn
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Please Don’t P on your Lawn

We would like to remind FLOW readers that a law prohibiting the application of phosphorus fertilizers in most circumstances went into effect in 2012. The use of nitrogen-containing fertilizers with less than 15 percent “slow-release nitrogen” is also restricted. The reason for the law is that phosphorus and nitrogen are plant nutrients which feed algal … Continue reading

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Trees for Streams by Vermont’s Natural Resources Conservation Districts

With support from state grant funds administered by the Ecosystem Restoration Program, the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) and participating districts will be undertaking streamside planting efforts this spring on 19 sites throughout Vermont. The 19 sites involve about 18.5 acres. The grant to VACD includes a second round of site selection during fall … Continue reading

Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Tactical Basin Plan Released for Public Comment
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Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Tactical Basin Plan Released for Public Comment

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft tactical basin plan for the Passumpsic and Upper Connecticut River Basin for public comment until May 8th. The draft plan is available at http://www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/planning/htm/pl_passumpsic.htm. The draft tactical basin plan includes targeted actions (as shown in the maps below) to address bacteria from combined sewer overflows in … Continue reading