Windham County Conservation District Partners to Protect Waters from Invasive Species
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Windham County Conservation District Partners to Protect Waters from Invasive Species

The Windham Conservation District received an Aquatic Invasive Species Grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation to support the management of Vermont Public Access Greeters at Windham County lakes. Greeters work at public access boat launches performing inspections of water craft before they launch to help keep aquatic invasive species from being introduced. Greeters also … Continue reading

ACRWC Rallies to Monitor E.coli
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ACRWC Rallies to Monitor E.coli

Due to COVID-19 and related factors, Addison County River Watch Collaborative (ACRWC) almost put the lid on all monitoring activities this year. Once Governor Scott “opened the spigot” a bit in June, however, the organization decided to do at least minimal monitoring of E.coli in Lewis Creek, Middlebury River, and the New Haven River. Funding … Continue reading

Winooski Watershed Partners Launch Free Storm Smart Assessments for Basin Residents
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Winooski Watershed Partners Launch Free Storm Smart Assessments for Basin Residents

The Storm Smart program is now available for all homeowners and property managers across the Winooski watershed! Storm Smart is a free program that helps people make their homes, driveways, and yards better able to ‘soak up the storm’ so each property builds flood resilience, protects biodiversity, and keeps rivers clean. Developed and launched in … Continue reading

Berkshire farmer works with Conservation District, State to restore stream
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Berkshire farmer works with Conservation District, State to restore stream

This spring, the Franklin County Conservation District wrapped up revegetating an active stream restoration project that was implemented last fall on Peter and Lorie Hutchins’ dairy farm in Berkshire, VT. The project, funded and supported by the Agency of Agriculture and the Department of Environmental Conservation, was installed along 500 ft. of a severely eroding … Continue reading

State Scientists Continue Stream Monitoring Despite Pandemic Challenges
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State Scientists Continue Stream Monitoring Despite Pandemic Challenges

Scientists from the Watershed Management Division’s Monitoring and Assessment Program (MAP) have had a busy summer. With the pandemic requiring social distancing, along with other protective measures like face masks, sampling logistics to ensure staff safety have been even more complicated. Despite these challenges, MAP scientists have measured water chemistry at over 70 river and … Continue reading