Bicycle tour map of Burlington’s Green Infrastructure gives cyclists a new view of the Queen City
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Bicycle tour map of Burlington’s Green Infrastructure gives cyclists a new view of the Queen City

The Green Infrastructure Collaborative just released a self-guided bike tour map of Burlington’s green infrastructure (GI). The 7 mile loop winds through the city, starting at Local Motion on the waterfront bike path, and highlights notable GI installations throughout the downtown area. Old North End neighborhoods, where sandy soils make the perfect substrate for infiltration … Continue reading

Watershed Grant Funds Help with Water Street River Park Planning in the Town of Northfield
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Watershed Grant Funds Help with Water Street River Park Planning in the Town of Northfield

The proposed Water Street River Park will be located between the Dog River and Water Street in Northfield, Vermont. The park, being planned for construction in 2017, will be located south of the Wall Street bridge, on public property between 347 Water Street and 491 Water Street. The area became town property through Hazard Mitigation … Continue reading

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UVM Extension’s Developing Functional Nutrient Management Plans with Improved ‘goCrop’ Software

UVM Extension is using enhanced goCrop software to help agricultural producers in Vermont meet regulations and improve crop and environmental quality. In collaboration with the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts and with support from an Ecosystem Restoration Grant, UVM Extension held a nutrient management planning course for farmers, with weekly classes over six weeks last … Continue reading

Real Recovery in Quintown: Resilience Tour to highlight innovative infrastructure work post-Irene
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Real Recovery in Quintown: Resilience Tour to highlight innovative infrastructure work post-Irene

On Sunday, August 21, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, the Quintown Collaborative will host a free Resilience Tour to highlight completed projects implemented after Tropical Storm Irene.  These new projects will help Quintown mitigate the impacts of future storms and floods. In 2011 Tropical Storm Irene caused extensive flooding and erosion in the Quintown Valley, which … Continue reading

Input Needed on Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain
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Input Needed on Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain

The State of Vermont is seeking comments on a draft implementation plan for the restoration of Lake Champlain. That plan, entitled the Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase I Implementation Plan, outlines actions to reduce phosphorus sources and meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released phosphorus pollution limits, or Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). … Continue reading

ECO AmeriCorps Program Completes Successful First Year
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ECO AmeriCorps Program Completes Successful First Year

Eleven months ago a group of 18 individuals came to Vermont to participate in the inaugural year of the Environmental and Career Opportunities, ECO, AmeriCorps program. This service corps was created by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation with a grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service to help implement strategies to protect … Continue reading

Regional Planning Commissions Assist with Water Quality Planning Efforts
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Regional Planning Commissions Assist with Water Quality Planning Efforts

In 2015 the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, ACRPC, entered into a $40,000 grant agreement with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, under Section 604b of the federal Clean Water Act to carry out a variety of water quality planning related projects.  ACRPC sub-contracted work to each of the other participating regional planning commissions, … Continue reading