State Announces Lake Memphremagog Restoration Plan
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State Announces Lake Memphremagog Restoration Plan

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding two public meetings to present the Lake Memphremagog, Coaticook and Tomifobia Rivers Tactical Basin Plan, which outlines how the State will achieve new phosphorus pollution targets for the Memphremagog Watershed in Vermont. Thursday, November 9th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture: Improving Water Quality through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program
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Brown Bag Lecture: Improving Water Quality through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Thursday, June 8th, 11:00 am – Noon National Life Complex, Main Building – Winooski Room (M240) and online via Skype for Business The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) provides financial and technical assistance to forest and agricultural landowners to develop and implement water quality improvement projects. In this unique public-private partnership, together more than 25 organizations, state agencies, and businesses … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture: How Wetland Protection and Restoration Contribute to Clean Water
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Brown Bag Lecture: How Wetland Protection and Restoration Contribute to Clean Water

Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:00 AM – Noon National Life Main Building – Winooski Room, M240 Vermont wetlands provide a multitude of functions including wildlife habitat, recreation, and water quality protection. Learn from Julie Follensbee, DEC Wetland Ecologist, about how wetlands can reduce phosphorus and sediment load to Lake Champlain and to identify sites for … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture Series Continues: Reducing Phosphorus Pollution from Rivers
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Brown Bag Lecture Series Continues: Reducing Phosphorus Pollution from Rivers

Speaker: Staci Pomeroy, DEC Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00 AM – Noon National Life Main Building – Winooski Room, M240 In Vermont, river instability contributes the second largest phosphorus load, just over 20%, to Lake Champlain. Learn how projects to protect and restore river corridors in the Lake Champlain Basin are helping to reduce this … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture #6: Agricultural Tile Drain Update
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Brown Bag Lecture #6: Agricultural Tile Drain Update

Speakers: Laura DiPietro, Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets and Marli Rupe, Department of Environmental Conservation Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00 AM-Noon Winooski Room A recent report to the legislature by the Agencies of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Food and Markets describes current knowledge about tiles, often conflicting research results on the impact of tile … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture Tomorrow, February 9th on the Revised Water Quality Standards
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Brown Bag Lecture Tomorrow, February 9th on the Revised Water Quality Standards

Revised Vermont Water Quality Standards Speakers: Rich Langdon, Neil Kamman, and Eric Davis, DEC Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:00 AM – Noon Winooski Room, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) National Life Complex The new Vermont Water Quality Standards, adopted in December, are designed to promote better protection for surface waters and the uses they support. … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture #3: Stormwater Manual and Updates on Stormwater Regulations
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Brown Bag Lecture #3: Stormwater Manual and Updates on Stormwater Regulations

Speaker: Kevin Burke, DEC Thursday Dec. 8, 2016 11:00 AM-Noon Winooski Room The Department of Environmental Conservation is updating the Vermont Stormwater Management Manual to improve upon stormwater treatment and control requirements, including a new focus on reducing runoff and incorporating green stormwater infrastructure. Learn about where we are in the process, changes made to … Continue reading