Bicycle tour map of Burlington’s Green Infrastructure gives cyclists a new view of the Queen City
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Bicycle tour map of Burlington’s Green Infrastructure gives cyclists a new view of the Queen City

The Green Infrastructure Collaborative just released a self-guided bike tour map of Burlington’s green infrastructure (GI). The 7 mile loop winds through the city, starting at Local Motion on the waterfront bike path, and highlights notable GI installations throughout the downtown area. Old North End neighborhoods, where sandy soils make the perfect substrate for infiltration … 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 Symposium Connects Students and Environmental Professionals
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure Symposium Connects Students and Environmental Professionals

“I want to end by saying two things…it’s possible to do very good things in very bad places and it’s possible to go carbon net-positive and have a grand time while doing it.” UVM Professor Emeritus John Todd ended his keynote speech at the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Symposium with these inspiring words. The event brought … 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

Tour of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Facilities at Smugglers’ Notch Resort
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Tour of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Facilities at Smugglers’ Notch Resort

On October 15, 2015, Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) and Smugglers’ Notch Resort teamed up for a presentation and tour of Green Stormwater Infrastructure facilities at the Resort. Smugglers’ Notch Resort Planning Manager Dan Maxon participated on behalf of the Resort, leading a walking tour of improvements made by the Resort over the years to … Continue reading