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Tactical Basin Plan - Basin 10 - Watersheds drained by the Black & Ottauguechee Rivers

13 June 2018
A screen shot of the first page of the basin plan
The Black and Ottauquechee River Tactical Basin Plan (herein referred to as the Basin 10 Plan) provides an overall view of the health of the region’s waters and defines on-going and future actions to address high-priority stressors. This Plan includes targeted actions to achieve the State’s water quality goals laid out in the Vermont Clean Water Act, the Vermont Surface Water Management Strategy and the Long Island Sound Total Maximum Daily Load. The actions are described in the Summary Implementation Table in Chapter 5 and in the online Watershed Projects Database.

Wetland Delineation Consultant Improvements

01 June 2018
The Agency of Natural Resource (ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Wetlands Program retained consultation services from the Vermont Certified Public Managers Program (VCPM®) in November 2017 to assist with Wetland Consultant Accountability. This is their final report which outlines action items for improving the quality of wetland delineation work throughout the State.

Sharing The Edge: A Guide for Lakeshore Property Owners in Vermont

30 May 2018
Cover Photo of Sharing the Edge
Are you interested in purchasing lakefront property in Vermont? Maybe you are new to Vermont entirely, or perhaps you’ve lived here for years but are just now contemplating a camp on the lake. This booklet introduces a landowner to what a healthy lake shoreland looks like, describes how Vermont manages its public waters, and provides an overview of property development regulations.

Vermont Clean Water Week

Join the celebration of clean water and community action!

We invite you to join us in celebrating Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands, and the tremendous efforts of businesses, farms, communities, and organizations to protect and restore clean water.

Help us highlight your commitment to clean water by hosting an event or becoming a sponsor (sponsorship is free)! We’ll include Clean Water Week sponsors and events in our Clean Water Week publicity.

Proposed Changes to the Vermont Wetlands Rules

The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) filed changes to the Vermont Wetland Rules May 29th, 2018.  This rule change proposed two wetlands to be classified as Class I wetlands: The LaPlatte River Marsh in Shelburne, Vermont and Peacham Bog, in Peacham Vermont.  The proposed Class I changes appear in Appendix A of the Rule.  The Proposed change also updated the electronic link on the Rule cover page.

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