Trout and Clean Water Future for Vermont
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Trout and Clean Water Future for Vermont

As a seasoned fisherman will confirm, “no clean water, no fish habitat, no trout.” Sometimes referred to as the streams’ “canary in the coal mine,” trout require high quality, oxygen-rich cold water streams that can support the food-chain that they depend upon while also providing good habitat throughout their life cycle. Sedimentation from erosion, nutrient … Continue reading

Innovative Grant Paves Way for Precision Application of Soil Amendments
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Innovative Grant Paves Way for Precision Application of Soil Amendments

In February 2015, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation awarded an Ecosystem Restoration Grant to the University of Vermont Extension to help farmers improve the application of soil amendments to their fields. The grant supported the purchase of a Tebbes MS140 material spreader.  The MS140 can not only accurately measure the amount of materials being … Continue reading

Lake Iroquois Recreation District Addresses Stormwater Runoff and Erosion Control
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Lake Iroquois Recreation District Addresses Stormwater Runoff and Erosion Control

The swimming beach at Lake Iroquois is an important resource for the four towns that make up the Lake Iroquois Recreation District (LIRD) and other Vermont residents.  A project was recently funded through the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration grants program for ecological landscape design, erosion control and stormwater management to protect the … Continue reading

Orange and Windsor County Road Foreman Meeting Address Municipal Roads General Permit
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Orange and Windsor County Road Foreman Meeting Address Municipal Roads General Permit

On February 10, 2016, the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) hosted a Road Foreman Regional Meeting in the new Chelsea Town Garage for road foreman of towns in Orange and Windsor Counties in East Central Vermont. Road foreman from the two counties checked out the shiny new garage in Chelsea and enjoyed bagels and coffee. … Continue reading

Park-Winter Meadow-Tremont Neighborhood Managing Stormwater Runoff
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Park-Winter Meadow-Tremont Neighborhood Managing Stormwater Runoff

The Friends of the Winooski River with support from the City of Barre has completed a stormwater master plan for a neighborhood in the City.  The master plan has resulted in designs for three conservation practices. The Park‐Winter Meadow‐Tremont neighborhood sits in a steeply pitched northeast corner of Barre City.  Even during relatively modest rain … Continue reading