Announcements / Progress

Long-Term Funding of Clean Water Public Meeting Wednesday, November 16th – RSVP Today

The Office of the State Treasurer, the Department of Taxes, and the Department of Environmental Conservation are hosting a public meeting on November 16th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 11 of the Vermont State House. There will be a detailed discussion of funding options, with new information presented, as well as a review of the process … Continue reading

Watersheds United Vermont Brings Watershed Organizations and State Together to Talk Water Quality
Opportunities / Progress

Watersheds United Vermont Brings Watershed Organizations and State Together to Talk Water Quality

On Wednesday, April 13, members of watershed organizations from across Vermont convened to discuss strategies to improve water quality from the Champlain Basin to the White River Watershed and beyond. Lyn Munno and Watersheds United Vermont hosted its spring meeting at the State Office Complex in Waterbury that brought together many different stakeholders involved in … Continue reading

Sustainable Sidewalks: Reducing Stormwater Runoff, Improving Walkability and Urban Tree Canopy Health in Downtown Burlington
Progress / Science

Sustainable Sidewalks: Reducing Stormwater Runoff, Improving Walkability and Urban Tree Canopy Health in Downtown Burlington

With the assistance of a $11,890 grant from the Vermont Department of Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, the City of Burlington designed and installed a stormwater sidewalk which fully disconnects a 2010 sq. ft. area of the sidewalk right of way. This section of sidewalk was very degraded and presented many tripping hazards to pedestrians. Because … Continue reading

Green Infrastructure Collaborative Tours UNH Stormwater Research Center
Progress / Science

Green Infrastructure Collaborative Tours UNH Stormwater Research Center

At the end of September the Green Infrastructure Collaborative (GIC) sponsored a trip to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Stormwater Research Center. GIC affiliates, engineers, landscape designers, researchers, and state agency employees from Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York were among those who attended. The UNH Stormwater Center is nationally recognized for their research … Continue reading

EcoAmericorps: New Face, New Role, New Program
Announcements

EcoAmericorps: New Face, New Role, New Program

Madeline Cotter is one of the exciting first wave of twenty EcoAmericorps members to join Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation in September. Americorps is considered a domestic service version of the international Peace Corps program, where members gain direct on-the-job experience while earning a modest income. The VTDEC’s special “Eco” version of Americorps is placing … Continue reading

Grant Funding Available to Restore Clean Water in Vermont
Announcements / Opportunities

Grant Funding Available to Restore Clean Water in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for the second round of State Fiscal Year 2016 grant funds to restore and protect Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Vermont municipalities, regional organization, non-profit associations, citizen groups, and state agencies are eligible to receive funding. The grant … Continue reading