Ideas Become a Reality: Students Spur Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project in Morristown
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Ideas Become a Reality: Students Spur Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project in Morristown

An idea that began in 2012 as part of a Green Plan for Peoples Academy High School for keeping stormwater out of Ryder Brook came to fruition this year with the installation of two stormwater best management practices on the school’s campus.  Students from Sheila Tymon’s Envirothon team identified a number of locations where stormwater … Continue reading

A trove of information about water quality issues in Vermont’s surface waters.
Announcements / Science

A trove of information about water quality issues in Vermont’s surface waters.

Every two years, Vermont produces a water quality assessment for EPA documenting statewide conditions of the state’s rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, wetlands, and groundwater. In between these biennial reports, there are a number of water quality and aquatic habitat reports issued which focus on specific watersheds. The Division just reorganized this content on … Continue reading

Where the Blue Bead Lily Grows
Science

Where the Blue Bead Lily Grows

If you’ve ever seen the blue-bead lily, Clintonia borealis, on your lakeshore property, then you have a cool, shady, coniferous or mixed deciduous woodlands that will also be the home for other spectacular native wildflowers.  This boreal forest wildflower is named for its brilliant deep blue fruit, which is uniquely showy and attractive against shiny … Continue reading

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Holds Public Meetings on Lake Champlain Clean Up Effort
Announcements

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Holds Public Meetings on Lake Champlain Clean Up Effort

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a series of public meetings this November to outline the next steps in Vermont’s efforts to restore water quality in Lake Champlain. The meetings will be moderated by the Lake Champlain Basin Program, and will include both afternoon and evening sessions to encourage participation by all interested … Continue reading