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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

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

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