Where Roads and Wetlands Meet
Announcements / Progress

Where Roads and Wetlands Meet

The Rutland Regional Planning Commission helped the Town of Chittenden secure an ANR Ecosystem Restoration Grant to restore a wetland which now straddles the town’s Wildcat Road. The road acts as a barrier between sections of the wetland and, consequently, impacts its hydrological connection, floodwater and stormwater storage, and fish and wildlife populations. The ERP … Continue reading

Getting the Most Out of Local Water Quality Monitoring
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Getting the Most Out of Local Water Quality Monitoring

Finding regional hot spots and concentrating local water quality monitoring in tributaries were some of the suggestions made at a recent Clean Water Advisory Committee meeting at the Rutland Regional Planning Commission. According to Addison River Watch Collaborative Director, Matt Witten, data from streams are proving be more useful than that from the mainstem of … Continue reading

Assessing the Waters of Otter Creek
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Assessing the Waters of Otter Creek

The Rutland Regional Planning Commission and its Clean Water Advisory Committee will soon be reviewing the draft Otter Creek (Basin 3) Tactical Basin Plan prepared by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The plan provides both best available data and assessments of surface water conditions in the Otter Creek watersheds. It also identifies current and … Continue reading

TRORC Completes Stormwater Management Plan for Randolph Village
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TRORC Completes Stormwater Management Plan for Randolph Village

The Two Rivers – Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) recently completed a Stormwater Management Plan for the Village of Randolph thanks to funding from the Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC). The Plan outlines current watershed conditions within the Village and highlights the locations of critical open areas and … Continue reading

World Wetland Day Celebrated: The ONLY site in VT?
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World Wetland Day Celebrated: The ONLY site in VT?

World Wetland Day is sponsored by the organization called Ramsar.  Ramsar Sites are wetlands identified and designated because they are considered Wetlands of International Importance.  These wetlands contain representative, rare or unique wetland types, and they are important for conserving biological diversity.  Only 38 Ramsar sites are in the U.S. of the 2,200 Ramsar sites … Continue reading

World Wetland Day Celebrated at the VT State House
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World Wetland Day Celebrated at the VT State House

World Wetland Day is celebrated on February 2nd every year.  It is sponsored by the organization called Ramsar.  Ramsar Sites are wetlands identified and designated because they are considered Wetlands of International Importance.  These wetlands contain representative, rare or unique wetland types, and they are important for conserving biological diversity.  Only 38 Ramsar sites are … Continue reading