CLEAN WATER SERIES: RECONNECTING RIVERS: DEVELOPING TOOLS TO RESTORE STREAM, WETLAND, AND FLOODPLAIN FUNCTIONS

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join Gretchen Alexander, VTDEC Lead River Scientist, Roy Schiff, Principal Water Resources Engineer, and Kristen Underwood, UVM Research Assistant Professor, on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to learn about the Functioning Floodplains Initiative (FFI). This initiative will result in a suite of tools to identify nature-based projects through scoring, tracking, and mapping of floodplain and wetland functions and quantification of their social values. Floodplains, the area of land adjacent to streams and rivers, provide flood resiliency by allowing floodwaters to slow down and spread out across the landscape.
 
The speakers will provide an overview of the Vermont Functioning Floodplains Initiative, a demonstration of some of the tools in development, and a summary of novel research being incorporated into the FFI tools.

The Clean Water Lecture Series is open to all. Anyone who is interested can register for the event: https://tinyurl.com/ReconnectingRiversLecture 

Visit the Clean Water Lecture Series webpage for upcoming lectures and additional information. To request accommodations to participate in the lecture series, please email ANR.CleanWaterVT@vermont.gov.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm