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

Trout and Clean Water Future for Vermont
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Trout and Clean Water Future for Vermont

As a seasoned fisherman will confirm, “no clean water, no fish habitat, no trout.” Sometimes referred to as the streams’ “canary in the coal mine,” trout require high quality, oxygen-rich cold water streams that can support the food-chain that they depend upon while also providing good habitat throughout their life cycle. Sedimentation from erosion, nutrient … Continue reading

Vermont Watershed Grants Available
Announcements / Opportunities

Vermont Watershed Grants Available

The 2016 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for funding projects that help Vermonters protect, restore and enjoy the state’s watersheds. The applications are due no later than Friday, November 20, 2015. The Vermont Watershed Grants Program provides funds for water-related projects that: Protect or restore fish and wildlife habitats Protect or restore … Continue reading

Announcements / Progress

Green Infrastructure Collaborative by DEC and UVM

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program (LCSG) of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont have announced the formation and delivery of a new Green Infrastructure Collaborative (GIC). The Collaborative will promote Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) … Continue reading

EPA and State Announce Public Meetings on the Plan to Restore Lake Champlain
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EPA and State Announce Public Meetings on the Plan to Restore Lake Champlain

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Vermont are holding a series of public meetings to discuss new pollution reduction targets – often referred to as a TMDL – to prevent pollution from flowing into Lake Champlain and its tributaries.  The meetings will be moderated by the Lake Champlain Basin Program.  See … Continue reading

Governor Signs into Law a Vermont Clean Water Act – one month ago!!!
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Governor Signs into Law a Vermont Clean Water Act – one month ago!!!

June 16th was a historic day and one to celebrate.   Governor Peter Shumlin stood along the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington and in St. Albans – surrounded by municipal officials, farmers, legislators, business and environmental advocates in both locations – to sign the Vermont Clean Water Bill into law. The signing of the bill … Continue reading