As River Steward for Connecticut River Conservancy, I can’t stop thinking about rivers. Since the 2011 Tropical Storm Irene, as an organization we have been racing to get projects done to protect communities before the next big flood. Projects like berm removals that allow our rivers to access floodplains so they can slow down and dissipate the energy of flood waters, projects like the removal of deadbeat dams – all of which are no longer in use and have been blocking our rivers for years - that will lower the flood stage when they are out of the way, projects like planting trees along rivers to help slow the energy of floodwaters and provide a healthy forested buffer for flood waters to infiltrate.
CRC is supportive of all aspects of this bill. It is vital that regulatory authority regarding development in river corridors and flood hazard areas be managed by the state.
Partnerships are essential to Connecticut River Conservancy's work, and we are thrilled to highlight the USFWS staff who helped remove a dam/update a culver to a new bridge in Vermont.
Recently completed restoration project on Beaver Brook in Vermont will improve water quality, restore native Brook trout habitat, and bolster flood resiliency.
Dam removal and new bridge construction in Wilmington, VT, to restore water quality, reconnect native Brook trout habitat, & improve flood resiliency in Beaver Brook.
The successful implementation of two riparian buffer plantings in Reading and Windham, in Southern Vermont.
Opportunity to address the backlog of water infrastructure improvements to benefit water quality and upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in VT.
The individual antidegradation review mentioned applies only to certain permits issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
The Saxtons River is a major tributary of the Connecticut River, flowing into the river just south of Bellows Falls Vermont.
The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) is excited to add Alden Dumas to their team. Alden Dumas is an ECO AmeriCorps member serving and assisting