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

State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project
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State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project

Vermont’s regional planning commissions and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are pleased to invite municipalities to sign up for a new Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project. DEC’s Clean Water Initiative Program is offering approximately $2.1 million to support this pilot project. The funding will help Vermont achieve its water quality goals by aiding … Continue reading

CVRPC Hosts Joint Training for Municipal Road Erosion Inventory Guidance
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CVRPC Hosts Joint Training for Municipal Road Erosion Inventory Guidance

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission hosted a joint training with the Vermont Agency of Transportation on May 26th to learn and share ideas on the interim Municipal Road Erosion Inventory Guidance. 30 planners from all of Vermont’s 11 Regional Planning Commissions, the VT Agency of Natural Resources, and the VT Agency of Transportation attended. … Continue reading

Orange and Windsor County Road Foreman Meeting Address Municipal Roads General Permit
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Orange and Windsor County Road Foreman Meeting Address Municipal Roads General Permit

On February 10, 2016, the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) hosted a Road Foreman Regional Meeting in the new Chelsea Town Garage for road foreman of towns in Orange and Windsor Counties in East Central Vermont. Road foreman from the two counties checked out the shiny new garage in Chelsea and enjoyed bagels and coffee. … Continue reading

Water Quality Protection Projects for Towns in St. Albans Bay Area
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Water Quality Protection Projects for Towns in St. Albans Bay Area

As part of its St. Albans Bay watershed initiative to improve the water quality of streams entering the Bay, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, VTrans, in 2014 that provided $60,000 in Ecosystem Restoration Program funds to be used by interested municipalities … Continue reading

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Webinar – Nov. 10
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Webinar – Nov. 10

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT), in partnership with the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program and Stone Environmental, Inc., will present a free webinar, “Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Simplified Sizing Tool for Small Projects” on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, from 2 to 3 p.m. This how-to webinar will focus on the practical applications of the … Continue reading

Conservation Assistance Provided to Local Agricultural Operators
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Conservation Assistance Provided to Local Agricultural Operators

The Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District recently completed its participation with phase 2 of the Agronomy and Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP). The ACAP agronomist worked directly with farmers, focusing on small non-regulated farms, to increase implementation of water quality improvement practices and improve understanding and management around agricultural water quality issues. The focus remained … Continue reading