Montpelier Completes Stormwater Master Plan
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Montpelier Completes Stormwater Master Plan

In the spring of 2015, Montpelier’s Planning & Community Development and Public Works Departments received a VTDEC ERP grant to create a city-wide stormwater master plan. The City hired the consulting team of Stone Environmental and Greenman Pedersen to develop the plan. Stormwater master planning at the municipal scale offers two primary benefits: A broad … Continue reading

Outreach Session on Proposed Lake Memphremagog Phosphorus TMDL November 15
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Outreach Session on Proposed Lake Memphremagog Phosphorus TMDL November 15

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking input on proposed phosphorus cleanup plan for Lake Memphremagog that will be the basis of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).  This meeting will be held on Tuesday November 15th from 2:00 to 3:30 at the East Side Restaurant 47 Landing St in Newport. Phosphorus levels in … Continue reading

Input Needed on Draft Plan to Restore Lake Champlain
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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

Lake Iroquois Recreation District Addresses Stormwater Runoff and Erosion Control
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Lake Iroquois Recreation District Addresses Stormwater Runoff and Erosion Control

The swimming beach at Lake Iroquois is an important resource for the four towns that make up the Lake Iroquois Recreation District (LIRD) and other Vermont residents.  A project was recently funded through the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration grants program for ecological landscape design, erosion control and stormwater management to protect the … Continue reading

EPA and State Announce Public Meetings on the Plan to Restore Lake Champlain
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EPA and State Announce Public Meetings on the Plan to Restore Lake Champlain

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Vermont are holding a series of public meetings to discuss new pollution reduction targets – often referred to as a TMDL – to prevent pollution from flowing into Lake Champlain and its tributaries.  The meetings will be moderated by the Lake Champlain Basin Program.  See … Continue reading

Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook
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Lake Bomoseen Stormwater Study to Assess Sources of Sediment and Nutrients from Sucker Brook

The Poultney Mettowee Conservation District, in collaboration with the Lake Bomoseen Association (LBA), received a grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program to conduct a watershed assessment of the Sucker Brook sub-basin in order identify projects that will improve water quality in the lake. As a result of Tropical Storm Irene, … Continue reading