Restoring the Lamoille River Watershed – A Story Map
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Restoring the Lamoille River Watershed – A Story Map

River corridor planning helps remediate river instability that is largely responsible for erosion problems, increased sediment and nutrient loading. Community involvement is essential, and the Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) has developed an interactive web map to de-mystify river corridor planning language and highlight river corridor planning and restoration projects being accomplished by many organizations … Continue reading

Vermont Watershed Grants Available
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Vermont Watershed Grants Available

The 2016 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for funding projects that help Vermonters protect, restore and enjoy the state’s watersheds. The applications are due no later than Friday, November 20, 2015. The Vermont Watershed Grants Program provides funds for water-related projects that: Protect or restore fish and wildlife habitats Protect or restore … Continue reading

Conservation Assistance Provided to Local Agricultural Operators
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Conservation Assistance Provided to Local Agricultural Operators

The Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District recently completed its participation with phase 2 of the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP). The ACAP agronomist worked directly with farmers, focusing on small non-regulated farms, to increase implementation of water quality improvement practices and improve understanding and management around agricultural water quality issues. The focus remained … Continue reading

DEC Day 2015
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DEC Day 2015

On a rainy Wednesday employees in the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and 20 ECO AmeriCorps members travelled to American Flatbread in Waitsfield for DEC Day. This annual event is a celebration of the people in the department who work hard every day to preserve, enhance, restore, and conserve Vermont’s natural resources. Although the weather … Continue reading

EcoAmericorps: New Face, New Role, New Program
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EcoAmericorps: New Face, New Role, New Program

Madeline Cotter is one of the exciting first wave of twenty EcoAmericorps members to join Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation in September. Americorps is considered a domestic service version of the international Peace Corps program, where members gain direct on-the-job experience while earning a modest income. The VTDEC’s special “Eco” version of Americorps is placing … Continue reading

The Importance of Learning by Example: Green Infrastructure
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The Importance of Learning by Example: Green Infrastructure

This September, the Green Infrastructure Collaborative – the new partnership between the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program at the University of Vermont (UVM) – lead a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) tour of Burlington for a couple dozen Great Lakes researchers and educators visiting for a Sea Grant Network Meeting … Continue reading