Report on Statewide Stream Condition Recently Released
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Report on Statewide Stream Condition Recently Released

Scientists with the Assessment and Monitoring Program in DEC’s Watershed Management Division recently completed a five year long biological assessment of Vermont’s streams and rivers, and a report has been released on the findings of this study. Wadeable stream reaches were randomly selected throughout the State, and surveyed for water chemistry, habitat quality, and macroinvertebrate … Continue reading

Assessing the Waters of Otter Creek
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Assessing the Waters of Otter Creek

The Rutland Regional Planning Commission and its Clean Water Advisory Committee will soon be reviewing the draft Otter Creek (Basin 3) Tactical Basin Plan prepared by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The plan provides both best available data and assessments of surface water conditions in the Otter Creek watersheds. It also identifies current and … Continue reading

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission assisting municipalities with River Corridor planning
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Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission assisting municipalities with River Corridor planning

With funds provided by a Clean Water Initiative Program grant the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) has been assisting the Town of Westford and the City of South Burlington with seeking to incorporate River Corridor protection language in their respective land use development regulations or zoning bylaws. In the case of Chittenden County, this … Continue reading

World Wetland Day Celebrated: The ONLY site in VT?
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World Wetland Day Celebrated: The ONLY site in VT?

World Wetland Day is sponsored by the organization called Ramsar.  Ramsar Sites are wetlands identified and designated because they are considered Wetlands of International Importance.  These wetlands contain representative, rare or unique wetland types, and they are important for conserving biological diversity.  Only 38 Ramsar sites are in the U.S. of the 2,200 Ramsar sites … Continue reading

World Wetland Day Celebrated at the VT State House
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World Wetland Day Celebrated at the VT State House

World Wetland Day is celebrated on February 2nd every year.  It is sponsored by the organization called Ramsar.  Ramsar Sites are wetlands identified and designated because they are considered Wetlands of International Importance.  These wetlands contain representative, rare or unique wetland types, and they are important for conserving biological diversity.  Only 38 Ramsar sites are … Continue reading

Mapping the Mighty Missisquoi
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Mapping the Mighty Missisquoi

The Missisquoi is a gem of Vermont. From its alpine headwaters on Jay Peak to the federally-protected, waterfowl-filled delta on Lake Champlain, the Missisquoi dashes, then saunters through a landscape that is both quintessentially Vermont and uniquely rugged. The Missisquoi, whose name is derived from an Algonquian Abenaki word meaning place of large rocks, is … Continue reading