Opportunities / Science

GIS Mapping Project assists the Otter Creek Tactical Basin Plan

Impervious surfaces in urban settings are inevitable as the natural landscape is replaced by streets, buildings, houses and parking lots. This built environment results in reduced infiltration during heavy rain storms. As a result, stormwater can overwhelm urban drainage systems and result in street flooding and pollutants in streams. There are a number of places … Continue reading

Revisiting the Removal of an Old Dam
Progress

Revisiting the Removal of an Old Dam

In July 2012, staff from the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) came upon an old, deadbeat dam on the Wells River in Groton, VT.  After consulting with Ben Copans of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and Len Gerardi of the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DF&W), CRWC began meeting with the dam owner (Vermont … Continue reading

Tree Planting for Resilience
Announcements / Progress

Tree Planting for Resilience

The weather couldn’t have been better for a day of tree planting. With the sun shining and the temperature in the mid-60s a group of ECO AmeriCorps members, the Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District, Rockingham Conservation Commission, Saxtons River Permaculture Project, Bellows Falls Union High School, the Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance and local volunteers … Continue reading

Picking Up Pet Waste to Protect Our Waters
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Picking Up Pet Waste to Protect Our Waters

Proceeds from the Vermont Conservation License Plate generate funds that are distributed by the departments of Environmental Conservation and Fish and Wildlife under the Watershed Grants Program. Using watershed grant funds issued by DEC and DF+W in 2015, the Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) coordinated a series of “April Stools’ Day” and spring clean-up events at … Continue reading