District News & Events:
Spring's here! Many great wildlife shrub species are available this year to turn your backyard into a wildlife haven. We also have larger Balled and Burlaped trees available at greater heights for the first time! Please send in orders by April 25th.
LCCD Receives 2014 Ecosystem Restoration Grant
Lamoille County Conservation District continues to move forward to implement green stormwater infrastructure practices to decrease stormwater flows and improve water quality for landowners throughout Lamoille County. By implementing green infrastructure practices such as rain gardens, biotention areas, or bioswales, etc. Lamoille County Conservation Districts (LCCD) goal is to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the form of stormwater runoff from developed land areas that eventually lead to waterways. The work is funded by a competitive grant from the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program.
Working with two public institutions, Johnson State College (JSC) and Peoples Academy High School (PAHS), LCCD will continue its work with engineers to create “mini constructed wetlands” to capture runoff from parking lots and with it salt, sand, oil, etc. to then store, filter, and slowly release the water into nearby natural waterways. Both institutions hope to improve the already accepted VT construction standards of their parking areas to progressively improve the capacity to capture and treat stormwater to protect water quality. At Johnson State College, LCCD will work with an engineer to complete a feasibility study and alternatives analysis to improve runoff capture by retrofitting the parking lot with green infrastructure.
At Peoples Academy High School, the first phase of green infrastructure practices was initiated by Sheila Tymon’s Envirothon students in 2012. With further assistance and 2013 Ecosystem Restoration Program funds provided through LCCD and with support from Concept 2, Inc. an engineered conceptual design for a sidewalk bioretention area and rain garden was completed in 2013. The second phase of the project will move forward into a final design phase this year. LCCD will develop a planting plan and work with student and community volunteers to construct both areas this summer.
The Ecosystem Restoration Program Grant allows LCCD to continue working with private, public, and municipal partners to protect the Lamoille and Winooski watersheds by promoting, developing, and implementing green infrastructure practices in Lamoille County. For more information about green infrastructure practices or LCCD please contact Kim Komer at
or 888-9218 ext. 113.
Childrens Program Events Calendar
Newsletter Calendar Updates and Summer Camp Schedule coming soon!
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