Northfield: Improving Water Quality and Flood Resilience

Host: Town of Northfield, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission, and the Friends of the Winooski River

Location: Kenyon's Hardware Store at Main and Water Street, Northfield, VT 05663

Event Description: The Town of Northfield has partnered with the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission  and the Friends of the Winooski River to improve water quality and habitat in the Dog River, as well as improve flood resiliency. This two-hour event will tour several green stormwater infrastructure projects, a floodplain restoration project, and a riparian restoration project. The floodplain restoration project, under construction this summer, is turning the tragedy of homes lost to Tropical Storm Irene into a positive for the town and everyone living downstream. When completed, the newly restored floodplain will lower flood levels and improve water quality. The restored floodplain and adjacent park will provide educational and recreational amenities.

Pre-registration required: No

Cost: Free

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:15pm to 3:15pm