Is having a rain garden a liability?  Part 3 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions.
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Is having a rain garden a liability? Part 3 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions.

Is having a rain garden is a liability?  Part 3 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions. This is the third post in a series about stormwater misconceptions identified by Green Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable.  We hope that these posts will foster greater understanding and integration of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) practices and … Continue reading

Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook
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Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook

The Poultney Mettowee Conservation District, in collaboration with the Lake Bomoseen Association (LBA), received a grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program to conduct a watershed assessment of the Sucker Brook sub-basin in order identify projects that will improve water quality in the lake. As a result of Tropical Storm Irene, … Continue reading

Celebrating Vermont lake water clarity and the citizen scientists that measure it
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Celebrating Vermont lake water clarity and the citizen scientists that measure it

As we celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month, we want to again highlight important findings about Vermont lakes, which were summarized in a blog post earlier in the spring, as well as the volunteers that helped to produce these results. Vermont ranks among the leading states in the nation for clear lakes according to research published in … Continue reading

Lake Group to the RESCUE
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Lake Group to the RESCUE

Even before Tropical Storm Irene, members of the Lake Rescue Association (LRA) were concerned about the amount of sediment accumulating in the lake they cherished. They undertook studies to determine sources of excess sediments entering the chain of lakes fed by the Black River: Amherst, Echo, Rescue, and Pauline. While there are a number of … Continue reading

Introducing the Vermont Integrated Watershed Information System!
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Introducing the Vermont Integrated Watershed Information System!

Are you interested in the condition of surface waters in your area?  Would you like a one-stop shop to find water data for Vermont?  Welcome to V-IWIS, Vermont’s new Integrated Watershed Information System.  “IWIS” was built to provide users access to all sorts of water chemistry, quality, and biomonitoring data from the Watershed Management Division’s … Continue reading

Governor Signs into Law a Vermont Clean Water Act – one month ago!!!
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Governor Signs into Law a Vermont Clean Water Act – one month ago!!!

June 16th was a historic day and one to celebrate.   Governor Peter Shumlin stood along the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington and in St. Albans – surrounded by municipal officials, farmers, legislators, business and environmental advocates in both locations – to sign the Vermont Clean Water Bill into law. The signing of the bill … Continue reading