Progress

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Brings Clean Water Outreach and Support to its Region’s Municipalities

Starting in 2015, the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC), in partnership with the Watershed Management Division, provided its region’s twenty-three municipalities with targeted outreach and support in order to help them understand Vermont’s new Clean Water Act, and how they could prepare for the Lake Chaplain TMDL. We accomplished this by: Collaborating with the … Continue reading

Input Needed on Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain
Announcements

Input Needed on Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain

The State of Vermont is seeking comments on a draft implementation plan for the restoration of Lake Champlain. That plan, entitled the Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase I Implementation Plan, outlines actions to reduce phosphorus sources and meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently released phosphorus pollution limits, or Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). … Continue reading

How Ready Are We for an Oil Spill into Lake Champlain?
Progress

How Ready Are We for an Oil Spill into Lake Champlain?

The Joint Lake Champlain Citizens Advisory Committees of Vermont and New York (VTCAC and NYCAC) hosted a special panel discussion for federal and state partners responsible for emergency responses to potential spills of oil and other contaminants transported by rail along and across Lake Champlain and its tributaries.  Representatives from United States Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

Announcements / Progress

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