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
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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

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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

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Regional Water Quality Planning Efforts Completed

Under federal Clean Water Act Section 604b, the Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) was awarded $40,000 from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for water quality planning projects.  In addition to completing its own project, LCPC managed the distribution of funds to Vermont’s 10 other Regional Planning Commissions (RPCs) to carry out water quality planning … Continue reading

Deadline to register for the NEAEB meeting without a late fee is this Friday March 14th!
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Deadline to register for the NEAEB meeting without a late fee is this Friday March 14th!

Don’t miss the upcoming New England Association of Environmental Biologists (NEAEB) meeting coming to the Hilton and ECHO Aquarium in Burlington March 26th-28th! Be sure to register by this Friday March 14th to not incur late fees with your registration. Click here to register now! The purpose of the Clean Water Act is to protect … Continue reading