LCCD collaborates with many partners to seek funding and support for locally driven valuable projects to insure the livelihood of our neighbors and to protect the health of the soil, water, lands, and wildlife in our community. We assist landowners in measureable ways to follow state and federal protocols and regulations. These projects are varied and are often realized through Local Working Group Meetings, an annual meeting of concerned citizens to help address natural resource issues and concerns. Included in these projects are municipalities and their counterparts, who are provided information and technical assistance on a variety of new Stormwater and Road Regulations from the VT Clean Water Initiative. Examples of these projects include our successful Trees for Streams Program, and equipment cost-share programs, including the Vactor and the Hydroseeder Shareholder Program, and the implementation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects.