Organizations Partner to Improve River Stewardship in Southwestern Vermont
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Organizations Partner to Improve River Stewardship in Southwestern Vermont

The Bennington County Conservation District (BCCD), Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Battenkill Watershed Association have been working over the past several months to create a community-wide outreach effort around river stewardship. Focused on the Battenkill and its tributaries, this effort seeks to raise landowner awareness of best management practices and practical ways to improve river … 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

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

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