CVRPC partners with Friends of the Winooski River to Launch Water Quality Monitoring Web Map
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CVRPC partners with Friends of the Winooski River to Launch Water Quality Monitoring Web Map

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) is pleased to announce the launch of an online, interactive web map in partnership with the Friends of the Winooski River (FWR). This web map displays water quality monitoring sites and results for 2019, including measures of E. Coli, Total Phosphorus and Chloride in the Winooski River and … Continue reading

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

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

Four Stormwater Mitigation Final Designs Underway for Arlington Schools
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Four Stormwater Mitigation Final Designs Underway for Arlington Schools

The Bennington County Conservation District (BCCD), on behalf of the Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union, received an Ecosystem Restoration Grant in December 2019 through Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program. The grant has provided funding to secure the topographic surveys and 100% designs needed for four stormwater retrofits near the Martha Canfield … Continue reading