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

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

Environmental Careers and Opportunities AmeriCorps
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Environmental Careers and Opportunities AmeriCorps

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, Governor Peter Shumlin announced the grant of nearly $378,000 at a press conference with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger.  “Under this program called Environmental Careers and Opportunities AmeriCorps, the members will be placed in the municipalities, water conservation organizations and other groups to help with the actual planning and execution that’s going … Continue reading

DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program Announces New Round of State Grant Funding to Restore Clean Water in Vermont
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DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program Announces New Round of State Grant Funding to Restore Clean Water in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) is pleased to announce its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first round of State Fiscal Year 2016 grant funds to restore and protect Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands.  The funds target unmanaged nonpoint pollution sources – diffuse sources of runoff and erosion … Continue reading