Chittenden County MS-4 Permitees rebrand stormwater awareness campaign; launch Rethink Runoff
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Chittenden County MS-4 Permitees rebrand stormwater awareness campaign; launch Rethink Runoff

Nine Chittenden County municipalities and three other entities are launching Rethink Runoff, a new multi-year public education and participation campaign focused on reducing the impacts of stormwater runoff. The campaign, with technical assistance from the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), is a combined effort of the municipalities of Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Essex Junction, Milton, … Continue reading

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