Sampling Vermont’s Wetlands for the National Wetlands Condition Assessment
Science

Sampling Vermont’s Wetlands for the National Wetlands Condition Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency’s National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) is a Federal-State partnership to assess the quality of the nation’s wetlands, and to expand the capacity of State programs to monitor these valued water resources.  It is part of a larger National Aquatic Resource Survey Initiative sponsored by EPA, in which Vermont participates annually.  These … Continue reading

State Agencies Issue Annual Green Stormwater Infrastructure Progress Reports
Announcements / Progress

State Agencies Issue Annual Green Stormwater Infrastructure Progress Reports

In 2012, Governor Shumlin created Executive Order 06-12 that established the Green Infrastructure Council requiring the affected state agencies of Commerce and Community Development, Natural Resources, Administration (BGS) and Transportation to develop work plans and report on progress affecting the promotion and use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) as an alternative approach to managing stormwater. … Continue reading

Clean Water Conversation in South Windsor County
Progress

Clean Water Conversation in South Windsor County

On Tuesday July 12, 2016 the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission hosted a Clean Water Conversation with the Watershed Management Division for citizen stakeholders.  Marli Rupe, from the Clean Water Initiative Program; Rich Langdon, from the Monitoring, Assessment, and Planning Program; and Marie Caduto led the conversation. They discussed the draft FY18 Clean Water Fund … Continue reading

Stormwater Master Plan Project for Town of Middlebury
Announcements / Progress

Stormwater Master Plan Project for Town of Middlebury

In October 2014, the Addision County Regional Planning Commision, ACRPC, received an Ecosystem Restoration grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, VT DEC, to work on a stormwater master plan project in the Town of Middlebury. The project committee hired Watershed Consulting Associates LLC as the prime consultant. The goal of this project was … Continue reading

Windham Region Watershed Collaborative Partners with WSMD and Many Others to Engage Students in Restoration of Riparian Buffer
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Windham Region Watershed Collaborative Partners with WSMD and Many Others to Engage Students in Restoration of Riparian Buffer

The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative formed in the spring of 2015 to creatively, collaboratively, and actively explore new ways of addressing flood resiliency. With funding and support from the High Meadows Fund, the 18-month project takes a watershed-scale approach to resiliency through a multi-faceted partnership that integrates conservation, education, and policy to protect public safety … Continue reading