Chittenden County RPC mixes and matches grant funds to spur development of clean water projects
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Chittenden County RPC mixes and matches grant funds to spur development of clean water projects

With support from a variety of grant sources, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) is working to move clean water projects from Scoping to Conceptual Design to Final Design to Construction. Its member municipalities, like others throughout Vermont, are on the frontlines of efforts to help the state reach its phosphorus load reduction targets … Continue reading

Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to RPCs support spirited conversations on planned Clean Water Service Providers
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Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to RPCs support spirited conversations on planned Clean Water Service Providers

With support from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and other RPCs have been conducting outreach to explain VTDEC’s recent RFP for the selection of Clean Water Service Provider for seven watershed basins. The Clean Water Service Delivery Act of 2019 (Act 76) established a water quality … Continue reading

Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to Regional Planning Commission and Natural Resource Conservation District improve coordination.
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Tactical Basin Planning subgrants to Regional Planning Commission and Natural Resource Conservation District improve coordination.

With support from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD) are better coordinating their efforts to both improve the Tactical Basin Plan (TBP) development process as well as promote improved water quality. Both the CCRPC and the WNRCD (like other … Continue reading

Municipal Roads General Permit Framework Presentation in South Windsor County
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Municipal Roads General Permit Framework Presentation in South Windsor County

On March 21, 2017 the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) hosted an informational meeting on the draft Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP) framework at the Springfield, VT town hall.  Jim Ryan of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Department of Environmental Conservation presented the draft framework and facilitated a Q&A session with the … Continue reading

New Outreach Tools: Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission’s Water Quality Bulletins
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New Outreach Tools: Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission’s Water Quality Bulletins

The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) recently created two technical bulletins to help member towns understand the Vermont Clean Water Act and the Municipal Roads General Permit.  Both of these bulletins were completed with assistance and funding support from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as part of a partnership to coordinate Vermont Clean … Continue reading

Regional Planning Commissions Assist with Water Quality Planning Efforts
Announcements / Progress

Regional Planning Commissions Assist with Water Quality Planning Efforts

In 2015 the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, ACRPC, entered into a $40,000 grant agreement with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, under Section 604b of the federal Clean Water Act to carry out a variety of water quality planning related projects.  ACRPC sub-contracted work to each of the other participating regional planning commissions, … Continue reading

Clean Water Conversation in South Windsor County
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Clean Water Conversation in South Windsor County

On Tuesday July 12, 2016 the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission hosted a Clean Water Conversation with the Watershed Management Division for citizen stakeholders.  Marli Rupe, from the Clean Water Initiative Program; Rich Langdon, from the Monitoring, Assessment, and Planning Program; and Marie Caduto led the conversation. They discussed the draft FY18 Clean Water Fund … Continue reading

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GIS Mapping Project assists the Otter Creek Tactical Basin Plan

Impervious surfaces in urban settings are inevitable as the natural landscape is replaced by streets, buildings, houses and parking lots. This built environment results in reduced infiltration during heavy rain storms. As a result, stormwater can overwhelm urban drainage systems and result in street flooding and pollutants in streams. There are a number of places … 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