Chittenden County RPC mixes and matches grant funds to spur development of clean water projects
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Chittenden County RPC mixes and matches grant funds to spur development of clean water projects

With support from a variety of grant sources, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is working to move clean water projects from Scoping to Conceptual Design to Final Design to Construction. Its member municipalities, like others throughout Vermont, are on the frontlines of efforts to help the state reach its phosphorus load reduction targets … Continue reading

Stormwater Master Plan Completed for the Town of Wallingford
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Stormwater Master Plan Completed for the Town of Wallingford

The Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District (RNRCD) recently completed the stormwater master planning process for the Town of Wallingford with funding provided by the Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The RNRCD hired Watershed Consulting Associates (WCA) to complete this Stormwater Master Plan (SWMP). The completed SWMP includes a … Continue reading

Where Roads and Wetlands Meet
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Where Roads and Wetlands Meet

The Rutland Regional Planning Commission helped the Town of Chittenden secure an ANR Ecosystem Restoration Grant to restore a wetland which now straddles the town’s Wildcat Road. The road acts as a barrier between sections of the wetland and, consequently, impacts its hydrological connection, floodwater and stormwater storage, and fish and wildlife populations. The ERP … Continue reading

Clean Water Funding Opportunities
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Clean Water Funding Opportunities

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program has recently released three Requests for Proposals (RFP) for clean water funding, including Ecosystem Restoration Grants. Details are outlined below and posted on the Clean Water Initiative Grants webpage. Ecosystem Restoration Grants support the design and construction of water pollution abatement and control projects that … Continue reading

Stormwater Best Management Practices in Rutland’s East Creek Watershed
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Stormwater Best Management Practices in Rutland’s East Creek Watershed

The Rutland Natural Resource Conservation District (RNRCD) is seeing results with its stormwater mitigation efforts for two streams within the Otter Creek watershed in Rutland City. East Creek and Tenney Brook (a tributary to East Creek), flow through moderately-to-heavily urbanized areas of Rutland Town and Rutland City resulting in increased stormwater runoff into the streams … Continue reading

Water Quality Protection Projects for Towns in St. Albans Bay Area
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Water Quality Protection Projects for Towns in St. Albans Bay Area

As part of its St. Albans Bay watershed initiative to improve the water quality of streams entering the Bay, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, VTrans, in 2014 that provided $60,000 in Ecosystem Restoration Program funds to be used by interested municipalities … Continue reading