Requests for Proposals: Lake Champlain TMDL Implementation Grants
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Requests for Proposals: Lake Champlain TMDL Implementation Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the State of Vermont and the Lake Champlain Basin Program $4 million to implement the 2016 Lake Champlain Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), which sets phosphorus pollution targets for Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. The Agency of Natural Resources and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets are administering approximately $3.5 million … Continue reading

River Corridor Plan Highlights Strategies to Improve Water Quality and Flood Resilience in Moretown
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River Corridor Plan Highlights Strategies to Improve Water Quality and Flood Resilience in Moretown

With support from a Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Ecosystem Restoration Grant, the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) and Bear Creek Environmental, LLC recently completed a Stream Geomorphic Assessment and River Corridor Plan for the Mad River, Jones Brook, and their tributaries. Bear Creek Environmental and CVRPC assessed approximately 11 stream miles within Moretown, … Continue reading

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Completes Stormwater Master Plans for Four Towns
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Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Completes Stormwater Master Plans for Four Towns

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) completed the stormwater master planning process for four of its member municipalities! Through funding provided by the Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the CVRPC retained Watershed Consulting Associates (WCA) to complete Stormwater Master Plans (SWMPs) for Berlin, Plainfield, Barre City and … Continue reading

State Announces Lake Memphremagog Restoration Plan
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State Announces Lake Memphremagog Restoration Plan

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding two public meetings to present the Lake Memphremagog, Coaticook and Tomifobia Rivers Tactical Basin Plan, which outlines how the State will achieve new phosphorus pollution targets for the Memphremagog Watershed in Vermont. Thursday, November 9th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life … Continue reading

Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Brings Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Outreach to its Region’s Municipalities
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Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Brings Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Outreach to its Region’s Municipalities

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC), in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, is providing its region’s twenty-three municipalities with targeted outreach and support in order to help them understand the Winooski Tactical Basin Planning Process and surface water quality issues in their communities. To date, three outreach meetings have been conducted in … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture: How Wetland Protection and Restoration Contribute to Clean Water
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Brown Bag Lecture: How Wetland Protection and Restoration Contribute to Clean Water

Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:00 AM – Noon National Life Main Building – Winooski Room, M240 Vermont wetlands provide a multitude of functions including wildlife habitat, recreation, and water quality protection. Learn from Julie Follensbee, DEC Wetland Ecologist, about how wetlands can reduce phosphorus and sediment load to Lake Champlain and to identify sites for … Continue reading