Announcements / Progress

Project helps agricultural landowners in St. Albans Bay watershed

DEC awarded Ecosystem Restoration Program grant funds in 2014 to UVM Extension System to focus on working with owners of agricultural land within the Jewett Brook and Lower Stevens Brook subwatersheds of the larger St. Albans Bay watershed. These are two of the highest phosphorus loading waterways into Lake Champlain. These subwatersheds contain approximately 4,340 … Continue reading

Announcements / Progress

Green Infrastructure Collaborative by DEC and UVM

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program (LCSG) of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont have announced the formation and delivery of a new Green Infrastructure Collaborative (GIC). The Collaborative will promote Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) … Continue reading

EPA and State Announce Public Meetings on the Plan to Restore Lake Champlain
Announcements

EPA and State Announce Public Meetings on the Plan to Restore Lake Champlain

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Vermont are holding a series of public meetings to discuss new pollution reduction targets – often referred to as a TMDL – to prevent pollution from flowing into Lake Champlain and its tributaries.  The meetings will be moderated by the Lake Champlain Basin Program.  See … Continue reading

Munson Flats farm to be restored and preserved as wetland
Announcements / Opportunities / Progress

Munson Flats farm to be restored and preserved as wetland

A large former hayfield between Route 7 in Colchester and the I-89 Interstate will be restored and preserved as a natural wetland. This 110-acre parcel is within an area known as “Munson Flats”, a wetland complex rich in fish, wildlife, and natural communities. It comprises the meandering Allen Brook and Lake Champlain-influenced wetlands, including seasonally … Continue reading

Dry Hydrants in Rivers and Lakes
Science

Dry Hydrants in Rivers and Lakes

Historically, our rivers and lakes have been used for fishing, water power for mills making lumber and woolens, and moving commercial goods, etc.  Today, our rivers and lakes are used and valued for aquatic ecosystems, swimming, fishing, boating, water supplies, hydropower, and fire protection by means of dry hydrants installed for town fire departments.  The … Continue reading