Woodbury Moving Forward to Four Stormwater Mitigation Final Designs
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Woodbury Moving Forward to Four Stormwater Mitigation Final Designs

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) on behalf of the Town of Woodbury recently received two grants: Design Implementation Block Grant from the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and an Ecosystem Restoration Program grant award from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). These funds will be used to bring four preliminary stormwater … Continue reading

Floodplain Restoration Completed to Help Improve LaPlatte River Water Quality
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Floodplain Restoration Completed to Help Improve LaPlatte River Water Quality

Did you know that the LaPlatte River (which passes through Hinesburg, Charlotte, and Shelburne, emptying into Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay) has fair or poor water quality (consistently surpassing the state’s allowed levels for phosphorus), and the lower portions are impaired for E. coli (bacteria)? One of the reasons for this poor water quality is … Continue reading

Chittenden County RPC mixes and matches grant funds to spur development of clean water projects
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Chittenden County RPC mixes and matches grant funds to spur development of clean water projects

With support from a variety of grant sources, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is working to move clean water projects from Scoping to Conceptual Design to Final Design to Construction. Its member municipalities, like others throughout Vermont, are on the frontlines of efforts to help the state reach its phosphorus load reduction targets … Continue reading

Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to RPCs support spirited conversations on planned Clean Water Service Providers
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Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to RPCs support spirited conversations on planned Clean Water Service Providers

With support from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and other RPCs have been conducting outreach to explain VTDEC’s recent RFP for the selection of Clean Water Service Provider for seven watershed basins. The Clean Water Service Delivery Act of 2019 (Act 76) established a water quality … Continue reading

Final Design for the Health Center in Plainfield Addresses Large Sediment Input to Winooski River
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Final Design for the Health Center in Plainfield Addresses Large Sediment Input to Winooski River

The Central Vermont Stormwater Master Plan for Barre Town, Barre City, and Plainfield was completed in 2018 and identified The Health Center in Plainfield as a priority. Before The Health Center was constructed, there was evidence of a gully which has since gotten deeper, wider, and longer. It sits between the existing stormwater pond and … Continue reading

The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Amidst an Uncertain Social Season
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The Aquatic Invasive Species Program Amidst an Uncertain Social Season

Greetings to all Vermonters concerned with Aquatic Invasive Species issues. Here at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) Lakes and Ponds Management Program, we received many calls from passionate individuals on how our Aquatic Invasive Species Program will run this season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and related physical distance orders and the Vermont State … Continue reading

iNaturalist Project for Ground Truthing of Wetland Locations
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iNaturalist Project for Ground Truthing of Wetland Locations

YOU can take part in this effort and keep a safe 6 ft social distance. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is embarking on increasing the amount of wetland mapping within the Otter, Little Otter, and Lewis Creek watersheds. Recent availability of high-resolution air photos and LIDAR elevation data make it possible to map wetlands … Continue reading