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

Gravel parking lots infiltrate stormwater, don’t they?  Part 2 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions
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Gravel parking lots infiltrate stormwater, don’t they? Part 2 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions

Gravel parking lots infiltrate stormwater, don’t they?  Part 2 of the Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative’s guide to stormwater misconceptions. This is the second post in a series about stormwater misconceptions identified by Green Infrastructure Initiative Roundtable.  We hope that these posts will foster greater understanding and integration of Green Stormwater Infrastructure practices and Low Impact … Continue reading

Celebrate: World Wetland Day
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Celebrate: World Wetland Day

Inland wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps. Coastal wetlands include saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and even coral reefs. Fish ponds, rice paddies, and salt pans are human-made wetlands. Celebrate wetlands for what they provide for us around the world and in Vermont. Clean Water: Less than 3% of the world’s … Continue reading

Register Now for the Stormwater Master Planning Webinar Series
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Register Now for the Stormwater Master Planning Webinar Series

There is growing concern about the negative environmental impacts associated with untreated and unmanaged stormwater runoff (precipitation that flows across the land surface instead of infiltrating into the ground). One of the ways to address stormwater runoff is through stormwater master planning. In May of 2013, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Watershed Management Division, through … Continue reading

ANR Submits Green Stormwater Infrastructure Report to the Governor
Announcements / Progress

ANR Submits Green Stormwater Infrastructure Report to the Governor

On July 1, 2014, the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) submitted to the Governor its first Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Implementation Work Plan Annual Report. Over the course of the past year, ANR has made great strides towards expanding and growing the role that GSI plays in Vermont.  Major accomplishments include:  Updating the Vermont Stormwater Management … Continue reading

Registration Now Open – Raising the Bar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Workshop
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Registration Now Open – Raising the Bar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Workshop

Raising the Bar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning and Design Workshop April 22-23, 2014 DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton South Burlington, Vermont Visit the Workshop Website Download the Workshop Brochure Join us for a two-day intensive workshop focused on the use of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI)* systems and practices to achieve stormwater management goals.  This workshop will … Continue reading

Get in the Know! Low Impact Development Info Sheets Released.
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Get in the Know! Low Impact Development Info Sheets Released.

The Green Infrastructure Initiative, a Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation led project to promote and implement innovative infrastructure approaches to stormwater management, is happy to announce the release of its Low Impact Development (LID) Series. LID is an innovative planning and design approach used in land development to better manage stormwater runoff – runoff, caused … Continue reading