Stormwater Reduction in the East Creek Watershed in the City of Rutland
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Stormwater Reduction in the East Creek Watershed in the City of Rutland

The Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District (RNRCD) received funding through an Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant to implement a high priority project that was identified in the Stormwater Master Plan for the East Creek Watershed in July of 2014. This project located at the Giorgetti Arena, a Rutland City Recreational Facility, is designed to mitigate stormwater … Continue reading

Real Recovery in Quintown: Resilience Tour to highlight innovative infrastructure work post-Irene
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Real Recovery in Quintown: Resilience Tour to highlight innovative infrastructure work post-Irene

On Sunday, August 21, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, the Quintown Collaborative will host a free Resilience Tour to highlight completed projects implemented after Tropical Storm Irene.  These new projects will help Quintown mitigate the impacts of future storms and floods. In 2011 Tropical Storm Irene caused extensive flooding and erosion in the Quintown Valley, which … Continue reading

State Agencies Issue Annual Green Stormwater Infrastructure Progress Reports
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State Agencies Issue Annual Green Stormwater Infrastructure Progress Reports

In 2012, Governor Shumlin created Executive Order 06-12 that established the Green Infrastructure Council requiring the affected state agencies of Commerce and Community Development, Natural Resources, Administration (BGS) and Transportation to develop work plans and report on progress affecting the promotion and use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) as an alternative approach to managing stormwater. … Continue reading

Stormwater Master Plan Project for Town of Middlebury
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Stormwater Master Plan Project for Town of Middlebury

In October 2014, the Addision County Regional Planning Commision, ACRPC, received an Ecosystem Restoration grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, VT DEC, to work on a stormwater master plan project in the Town of Middlebury. The project committee hired Watershed Consulting Associates LLC as the prime consultant. The goal of this project was … Continue reading

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Webinar – Nov. 10
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Webinar – Nov. 10

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT), in partnership with the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program and Stone Environmental, Inc., will present a free webinar, “Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Simplified Sizing Tool for Small Projects” on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, from 2 to 3 p.m. This how-to webinar will focus on the practical applications of the … Continue reading

The Importance of Learning by Example: Green Infrastructure
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The Importance of Learning by Example: Green Infrastructure

This September, the Green Infrastructure Collaborative – the new partnership between the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program at the University of Vermont (UVM) – lead a Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) tour of Burlington for a couple dozen Great Lakes researchers and educators visiting for a Sea Grant Network Meeting … Continue reading

Announcements / Progress

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