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

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

Teaching with Trees
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Teaching with Trees

On October 31, Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District coordinated a hands-on experience for Julie Brown’s Woodstock Union Structured Literacy class with US Fish & Wildlife to plant bareroot trees on Howard Jonas’ farm in Bridgewater, VT. This was a follow up for a 2017 VTDEC Trees for Stream program to replace trees damaged over the … Continue reading

Saving A Class IV Road
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Saving A Class IV Road

This fall Barton Road in West Windsor got a makeover. Road repair is nothing new, but this project was a collaborative effort between the town of West Windsor Conservation Commission, Green Mountain Horse Association and the West Windsor Moonlighters Snowmobile Club. Years of erosion and washouts made travel for snowmobiles, mountain bikes and horseback riders … Continue reading