Two Lakes Earn the Gold Lake Wise Award!  Check out the You-Tube Video
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Two Lakes Earn the Gold Lake Wise Award! Check out the You-Tube Video

Two Lakes Earn the Gold Lake Wise Award! The Echo and Seymour Lake shoreland owners are setting the pace to protect and restore native species along their shores while preventing stormwater and erosive property runoff to the lake. After decades of unchecked development along Vermont shorelands, Vermont lakes need this rapid response from shoreland owners … Continue reading

A milestone for the Shoreland Protection Act!
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A milestone for the Shoreland Protection Act!

The Watershed Management Division recently celebrated a very special achievement – we’ve received our 500th Shoreland Protection Permit application!  The Shoreland Protection Act went into effect just a few short years ago and since that time, the Lakes & Ponds Management and Protection Program has been very busy getting the word out, promoting lake-friendly development, … Continue reading

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Brings Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Outreach to its Region’s Municipalities
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Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Brings Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Outreach to its Region’s Municipalities

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC), in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, is providing its region’s twenty-three municipalities with targeted outreach and support in order to help them understand the Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Process and surface water quality issues in their communities. To date, three outreach meetings have been conducted in … Continue reading

Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring
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Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring

The aquatic invasive species (AIS) management team has been busy all summer—and with good reason. The ever-present threat of AIS spread has kept the team hard at work, sampling, surveying, and monitoring lakes across the state. But what exactly is it that we are doing? Though there are many intriguing facets to our summer field … Continue reading

Celebrating the Accomplishments of the 2016-2017 ECO AmeriCorps Members
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Celebrating the Accomplishments of the 2016-2017 ECO AmeriCorps Members

Vermont Clean Water Week is a time to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of the recently graduated members of the 2016-2017 ECO (Environmental Careers and Opportunities) AmeriCorps program! Twenty members served with local partners across the state in water quality focused positions over the last year, improving over 12 miles of rivers and streams and 309 acres … Continue reading