Progress / Science

Tour of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Facilities at Smugglers’ Notch Resort

On October 15, 2015, Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) and Smugglers’ Notch Resort teamed up for a presentation and tour of Green Stormwater Infrastructure facilities at the Resort. Smugglers’ Notch Resort Planning Manager Dan Maxon participated on behalf of the Resort, leading a walking tour of improvements made by the Resort over the years to improve stormwater management. About 15 residents from as far away as Greensboro Bend participated in the walking tour and presentation. LCPC’s Regional Planner Kate Lalley and GIS Planner Melinda Scott led the presentation, which provided an overview of Green Stormwater Infrastructure with Dan leading the walking tour to see GSI in action. The project showcases a public/private partnership between LCPC and the Resort to provide outreach to members of four municipalities and one state agency.

A check dam holding sediment eroded from the adjacent road. They require routine maintenance

Check dams holding sediment eroded from the adjacent road. Check dams require routine maintenance.

The water quality practices tour featured several approaches to stormwater treatment: traditional designed ponds, infiltration galleries, catch basins, plowed snow storage basins, roadside check-dams, and other features. Participants learned about the practices necessary to maintain these stormwater control installations, which are designed and maintained in such a way as to conserve the aesthetic setting of the resort. Additional information about this event may be found at the following link on LCPC’s website: