State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project
Announcements / Opportunities

State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project

Vermont’s regional planning commissions and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are pleased to invite municipalities to sign up for a new Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project. DEC’s Clean Water Initiative Program is offering approximately $2.1 million to support this pilot project. The funding will help Vermont achieve its water quality goals by aiding … Continue reading

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