Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture

Clean Water Initiative Lecture: Stormwater Rule and General Permits Update

The Department of Environmental Conservation is implementing Vermont Clean Water Act requirements to update the stormwater rule, and to adopt general permits to address existing stormwater discharges, including “three-acre impervious surface” sites. Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, will provide a summary of proposed standards, and the timing and process for adoption of these regulations.

This presentation is part of the 2017-2018 Clean Water Initiative Lecture Series. Attend online (via Skype for Business) or in person in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier. If attending in person, please RSVP by email

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Clean Water Initiative Lecture: Clean Water Fund Draft Budget and Budget Development Process

Join Clean Water Initiative Program Manager Kari Dolan to learn more about the Clean Water Fund draft budget and budget development process on September 14th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, in the Catamount Room at the National Life Building in Montpelier. This presentation is part of the 2017-2018 Clean Water Initiative Lecture Series. Attend online (via Skype for Business) or in person (RSVP by email)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Improving Water Quality through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) provides financial and technical assistance to forest and agricultural landowners to develop and implement water quality improvement projects. In this unique public-private partnership, together more than 25 organizations, state agencies, and businesses were awarded a $16 million grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for an RCPP project in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont. Join Alli Compagna, DEC's Lake Champlain RCPP Coordinator, to learn about project initiatives and accomplishments, and funding details and eligibility. Alli will also highlight the six other RCPP projects in the state.

This will be the final lecture in the 2016-2017 Clean Water Initiative Brown Bag Lecture Series. We'll announce lecture topics for the 2017-2018 series, which will begin in September, over the summer.

To attend in person in the Winooski Room (M-240), National Life Building, Montpelier, RSVP to anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov or call Bethany at 802-490-6131.  Attend remotely through Skype for Business.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Wetlands Projects and TMDL Implementation

You are invited to join the Vermont Clean Water Initiative for the 2016-2017 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series. 
On Thursday May 11th from 11am-Noon in the Winooski Room at the Department of Environmental Conservation to hear from Julie Foley of the Wetlands Program at DEC, talk about "Wetlands Projects & TMDL Implementation." 

If you would like to attend remotely you can watch the presentation using the Skype for Business link.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Reducing Phosphorus Pollution from Rivers

Thursday, April 27th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
National Life Main Building – Winooski Room, M240
Speaker: Staci Pomeroy, River Scientist, Department of Environmental Conservation

In Vermont, river instability contributes the second largest phosphorus load, just over 20%, to Lake Champlain. Learn how projects to protect and restore river corridors in the Lake Champlain Basin are helping to reduce this phosphorus load and improve flood resiliency. 

Limited seating is available. For more information and to RSVP (if attending in person), email anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov or call Bethany Sargent at (802) 490-6131. 

If you would like to attend remotely you can watch the presentation using the Skype for Business link.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

An Update on Agricultural Tile Drains

You are invited to join the Vermont Clean Water Initiative for the 2016-2017 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series. 

Thursday, March 9th, 11:00 am—noon : Agricultural Tile Drainage Update

Speakers: Laura DiPietro, Deputy Director, Agricultural Resource Management Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; Marli Rupe, Assistant Program Manager and Agricultural Water Quality Specialist, Clean Water Initiative Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

A recent report to the legislature by the Agencies of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Food and Markets describes current knowledge about tiles, often conflicting research results on the impact of tile drainage on water quality, and the need to base decisions that impact farming economics and management on sound science. Learn about each agency's perspective and next steps for addressing this important issue in Vermont. 

To attend in person, RSVP to anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov or participate remotely by using the Skype for Business link.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Phosphorus Controls for Municipal Stormwater and State Highways

You are invited to join the Vermont Clean Water Initiative for the 2016-2017 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series. 
On Thursday February 9th from 11am-Noon in the Winooski Room at the Department of Environmental Conservation to hear from Christy Witters of the Stormwater Progarm talk about "Phosphorus Controls for Municipal Stormwater and State Highways." 

If you would like to attend remotely you can watch the presentation using the Skype for Business link.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Municipal Roads General Permit Update

You are invited to join the Vermont Clean Water Initiative for the 2016-2017 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series. 
On Thursday January 12th from 11am-Noon in the Winooski Room at the Department of Environmental Conservation to hear from  Jim Ryan of the Stormwater Program about the "Municipal Roads General Permit Update." 

If you would like to attend remotely you can watch the presentation using the Skype for Business link.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Stormwater Manual and Updates on Stormwater Regulations

You are invited to join the Vermont Clean Water Initiative for the 2016-2017 Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series. 
On Thursday December 8th from 11am-Noon in the Winooski Room at the Department of Environmental Conservation to hear from  Padraic Monks and Kevin Burke of the Department of Environmental Conservation talk about the "Stormwater Manual and Updates on Stormwater Regulations." 

If you would like to attend remotely you can watch the presentation using the Skype for Business link: http://tinyurl.com/DecBrownBag

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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