Stormwater Reduction in the East Creek Watershed in the City of Rutland
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Stormwater Reduction in the East Creek Watershed in the City of Rutland

The Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District (RNRCD) received funding through an Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant to implement a high priority project that was identified in the Stormwater Master Plan for the East Creek Watershed in July of 2014. This project located at the Giorgetti Arena, a Rutland City Recreational Facility, is designed to mitigate stormwater … Continue reading

Stormwater Best Management Practices in Rutland’s East Creek Watershed
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Stormwater Best Management Practices in Rutland’s East Creek Watershed

The Rutland Natural Resource Conservation District (RNRCD) is seeing results with its stormwater mitigation efforts for two streams within the Otter Creek watershed in Rutland City. East Creek and Tenney Brook (a tributary to East Creek), flow through moderately-to-heavily urbanized areas of Rutland Town and Rutland City resulting in increased stormwater runoff into the streams … 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

Ideas Become a Reality: Students Spur Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project in Morristown
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Ideas Become a Reality: Students Spur Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project in Morristown

An idea that began in 2012 as part of a Green Plan for Peoples Academy High School for keeping stormwater out of Ryder Brook came to fruition this year with the installation of two stormwater best management practices on the school’s campus.  Students from Sheila Tymon’s Envirothon team identified a number of locations where stormwater … Continue reading