New Vermont Water Quality Standards Rule Approved
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New Vermont Water Quality Standards Rule Approved

The Watershed Management Division is pleased to report that the new Vermont Water Quality Standards have been approved by the Vermont Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules, and have been filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. This culminates a two-year effort that has modernized the Standards to promote better protection for surface waters … Continue reading

Applications for the 2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid Program now available
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Applications for the 2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid Program now available

The Vermont Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid grants program is now accepting applications for project year 2017 projects addressing aquatic invasive and nuisance species. The applications are due no later than Wednesday, 8 February 2017. These grants provide financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance plant and animal management … Continue reading

Stormwater Reduction in the East Creek Watershed in the City of Rutland
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Stormwater Reduction in the East Creek Watershed in the City of Rutland

The Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District (RNRCD) received funding through an Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant to implement a high priority project that was identified in the Stormwater Master Plan for the East Creek Watershed in July of 2014. This project located at the Giorgetti Arena, a Rutland City Recreational Facility, is designed to mitigate stormwater … Continue reading

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Long-Term Funding of Clean Water Public Meeting Wednesday, November 16th – RSVP Today

The Office of the State Treasurer, the Department of Taxes, and the Department of Environmental Conservation are hosting a public meeting on November 16th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 11 of the Vermont State House. There will be a detailed discussion of funding options, with new information presented, as well as a review of the process … Continue reading

Outreach Session on Proposed Lake Memphremagog Phosphorus TMDL November 15
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Outreach Session on Proposed Lake Memphremagog Phosphorus TMDL November 15

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking input on proposed phosphorus cleanup plan for Lake Memphremagog that will be the basis of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).  This meeting will be held on Tuesday November 15th from 2:00 to 3:30 at the East Side Restaurant 47 Landing St in Newport. Phosphorus levels in … Continue reading

Spotlight on Public Access Greeter Program: Waterbury Reservoir
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Spotlight on Public Access Greeter Program: Waterbury Reservoir

Visitors to Waterbury Reservoir may have encountered something new at the lake this year: a nice young man wearing a yellow “Public Access Greeter” shirt. This summer was the inaugural year for a Public Access Greeter Program at Waterbury Reservoir, which was established by Friends of Waterbury Reservoir (FWR) with assistance from the Vermont Department of … Continue reading

A Plan for Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands of the Missisquoi Bay Watershed
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A Plan for Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands of the Missisquoi Bay Watershed

The lakes, rivers and wetlands in the Missisquoi Bay watershed provide recreational opportunities, drinking water and support for wildlife habitat and plant communities.  Water resource protection and remediation is necessary to ensure the community’s continued enjoyment of these uses. Karen Bates, Watershed Management Division basin planner, and partners in the watershed have assessed water resources, … Continue reading