Wanted: Ice Out Records
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Wanted: Ice Out Records

I have to admit, ice out caught me off guard this year.  Every year we solicit ice out records when the first signs of spring appear.  With help from observant individuals throughout Vermont, the Department of Environmental Conservation maintains ice out records for several lakes and ponds, some dating back decades.  These records help us … Continue reading

Stormwater Best Management Practices in Rutland’s East Creek Watershed
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Stormwater Best Management Practices in Rutland’s East Creek Watershed

The Rutland Natural Resource Conservation District (RNRCD) is seeing results with its stormwater mitigation efforts for two streams within the Otter Creek watershed in Rutland City. East Creek and Tenney Brook (a tributary to East Creek), flow through moderately-to-heavily urbanized areas of Rutland Town and Rutland City resulting in increased stormwater runoff into the streams … Continue reading

Online Mapping for River Management in Chittenden County
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Online Mapping for River Management in Chittenden County

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) has been a long time partner with the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) in promoting the science behind Fluvial Erosion Hazard (FEH) assessments and river corridors. Starting in the mid-2000s, many entities including ANR, the University of Vermont, the CCRPC and local watershed organizations have carried out Phase … Continue reading

Taking a Team Approach to Restoring Lake Carmi
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Taking a Team Approach to Restoring Lake Carmi

As ice melts across Vermont’s lakes and Red-winged Blackbirds return to our marshes, a group of partners interested in the health of Franklin’s Lake Carmi prepares to move into high gear. On March 17th, representatives from local and state organizations met together in a Franklin community room to plan activities focused on restoring and protecting … Continue reading

Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Commission Helps Randolph, Braintree, Brookfield Address Stormwater
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Two-Rivers Ottauquechee Commission Helps Randolph, Braintree, Brookfield Address Stormwater

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) completed a Stormwater Management Plan in late February for the Ayers Brook, a tributary of the White River, whose watershed primarily covers parts of the Towns of Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield. Ayers Brook has been historically classified as impaired due to high levels of streambank erosion, loss of riparian … Continue reading