Four Central Vermont Towns Set to Develop Stormwater Master Plans Starting in October, 2016
Announcements / Progress

Four Central Vermont Towns Set to Develop Stormwater Master Plans Starting in October, 2016

Under the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP), the towns of Barre City, Barre Town, Plainfield and Berlin, were awarded funds to develop municipal stormwater management plans. With the assistance of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC), work on these plans is set to begin in late 2016. Water quality … 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

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Project helps agricultural landowners in St. Albans Bay watershed

DEC awarded Ecosystem Restoration Program grant funds in 2014 to UVM Extension System to focus on working with owners of agricultural land within the Jewett Brook and Lower Stevens Brook subwatersheds of the larger St. Albans Bay watershed. These are two of the highest phosphorus loading waterways into Lake Champlain. These subwatersheds contain approximately 4,340 … Continue reading

Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook
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Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook

The Poultney Mettowee Conservation District, in collaboration with the Lake Bomoseen Association (LBA), received a grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program to conduct a watershed assessment of the Sucker Brook sub-basin in order identify projects that will improve water quality in the lake. As a result of Tropical Storm Irene, … 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

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Defining priority problem areas in St. Albans Bay watershed for water quality improvement efforts.

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission, with support from the DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, recently completed a multi-part project that focused on targeting priority nonpoint source pollution in the St. Albans Bay watershed.  The project evaluated erosion and runoff from transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, and culverts) and stormwater runoff from developed land. The project consisted of … Continue reading

Ideas Become a Reality: Students Spur Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project in Morristown
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Ideas Become a Reality: Students Spur Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project in Morristown

An idea that began in 2012 as part of a Green Plan for Peoples Academy High School for keeping stormwater out of Ryder Brook came to fruition this year with the installation of two stormwater best management practices on the school’s campus.  Students from Sheila Tymon’s Envirothon team identified a number of locations where stormwater … Continue reading