Increasing Salinity in Vermont’s Lakes: Prevention is Key to Protection
Science

Increasing Salinity in Vermont’s Lakes: Prevention is Key to Protection

A new study on increasing salinity levels in freshwater lakes around North America has been in the news recently. The study used data from 371 lakes, including Lake Champlain and several others in Vermont. Researchers found that chloride, the major contributor to salinity in freshwater, has been increasing in many lakes around North America during the … Continue reading

Four Central Vermont Towns Set to Develop Stormwater Master Plans Starting in October, 2016
Announcements / Progress

Four Central Vermont Towns Set to Develop Stormwater Master Plans Starting in October, 2016

Under the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP), the towns of Barre City, Barre Town, Plainfield and Berlin, were awarded funds to develop municipal stormwater management plans. With the assistance of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC), work on these plans is set to begin in late 2016. Water quality … Continue reading

CVRPC Hosts Joint Training for Municipal Road Erosion Inventory Guidance
Progress

CVRPC Hosts Joint Training for Municipal Road Erosion Inventory Guidance

The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission hosted a joint training with the Vermont Agency of Transportation on May 26th to learn and share ideas on the interim Municipal Road Erosion Inventory Guidance. 30 planners from all of Vermont’s 11 Regional Planning Commissions, the VT Agency of Natural Resources, and the VT Agency of Transportation attended. … 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

ECO AmeriCorps Program Completes Successful First Year
Announcements / Progress

ECO AmeriCorps Program Completes Successful First Year

Eleven months ago a group of 18 individuals came to Vermont to participate in the inaugural year of the Environmental and Career Opportunities, ECO, AmeriCorps program. This service corps was created by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation with a grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service to help implement strategies to protect … Continue reading