Announcements / Progress

Project helps agricultural landowners in St. Albans Bay watershed

DEC awarded Ecosystem Restoration Program grant funds in 2014 to UVM Extension System to focus on working with owners of agricultural land within the Jewett Brook and Lower Stevens Brook subwatersheds of the larger St. Albans Bay watershed. These are two of the highest phosphorus loading waterways into Lake Champlain. These subwatersheds contain approximately 4,340 … Continue reading

Gravel parking lots infiltrate stormwater, don’t they?  Part 2 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions
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Gravel parking lots infiltrate stormwater, don’t they? Part 2 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions

Gravel parking lots infiltrate stormwater, don’t they?  Part 2 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions. This is the second post in a series about stormwater misconceptions identified by Green Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable.  We hope that these posts will foster greater understanding and integration of Green Stormwater Infrastructure practices and Low Impact … Continue reading

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Best Management Practice Fact Sheets
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Best Management Practice Fact Sheets

The Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative recently unveiled a set of 9 fact sheets that describe the essential details of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Best Management Practices (BMPs).  Sheets are available for the following BMPs: Bioretention, Constructed Gravel Wetland, Green Roof, Infiltration Trench, Pervious Pavement, Rain Barrels & Cisterns, Stormwater Planter, Stormwater Tree Pit, and Vegetated … Continue reading

Being Lake Wise
Progress

Being Lake Wise

In late July, a few residents at Lake Dunmore participating in the Lake Wise Program were selected to have some shoreland Best Management Practices (BMPs) installed on their lakeshore properties. The labor was provided by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC). Lake Wise award winning participant Kate Williams of Leicester proposed to her neighbors that … Continue reading