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VNRC Releases “Reading Vermont’s Rivers” Series
December 17, 2013
Vermont Natural Resource Council (VNRC) has printed and distributed Reading Vermont’s Rivers document (see the publication here: http://vnrc.org/vnrc-releases-new-rivers-publication/), These articles are now available to news outlets and other organizations across the state to publish them as a series or individually. They have been edited down by our Jake Brown to make them more accessible to print media. You’ll see a list of the articles and the generous authors below.
They might also be good pieces for your organization’s newsletters, websites etc. If you’re interested in receiving the 14-article package, contact Kim Greenwood (info below). Please be sure to credit the authors and VNRC.
- The evolving science of rivers (by Mike Kline, Rivers Program Manager at the Department of Environmental Conservation
- River corridors and river buffers and how they differ (by Kim Greenwood, VNRC’s staff scientist and water program director)
- Headwaters and how they feed the water system. (by Geoffrey Goll and Andres Torizzo, engineers)
- The signs and symptoms of an unstable river (by Mike Kline and Kim Greenwood)
- Healthy streams, and how they have clutter and snags (by Roy Schiff, an engineer based in Waterbury)
- The two types of flooding: inundation and erosion-related (by Kim Greenwood)
- Watersheds and how they are defined (by Kate McCarthy, VNRC’s sustainable communities program director)
- The role of watershed groups (by Mary Russ of the White River Partnership based in Randolph)
- The role of forests in preventing or reducing flooding (by Michael Snyder, the commissioner of the Department of Forest Parks and Recreation)
- How the Vermont transportation agency is gaining a far better understanding of rivers. (by Scott Rogers, director of operations at Vtrans and Gina Campoli, environmental policy manager at VTrans)
- How the town of Waterbury is dealing with flooding post Irene (by Reps. Tom Stevens and Rebecca Ellis)
- The ways to plan communities in light of shifting rivers (by Kate MCarthy)
- How Vermont can limit its exposure to flood damage (by Barry Cahoon, River Management Engineer, Department of Environmental Conservation)
- How conserving land can help reduce the impacts of floods (by Liz Thomson, director of conservation science at the Vermont Land Trust.)
For additional information about the series contact:
Kim L. Greenwood, CPESC
Water Program Director and Staff Scientist
9 Bailey Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 223-2328 ext. 119
Work Weekend on Connecticut River’s Fiddlehead Island Sept 29-30, 2012
- Crew at work on information box.
Ten volunteers and crew leader Noah Pollock filled three canoe-loads of trash and debris. They constructed a picnic table and a privy designed to float in the event of a flood. The crew installed a register box with information about the Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail and erected Ecological Restoration Area signs to protect Fiddlehead Island’s ostrich ferns. CRJC coordinated this event in partnership with the Vermont River Conservancy, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, and Connecticut River Watershed Council. Special thanks are extended to Rick Walling and William Graves of CRJC’s Riverbend Subcommittee for the loan of tools for this project as well as their hands-on help. Thanks also to Essex Hydro Associates, LLC, the operator of Dodge Falls Hydro, for providing riverbank access and disposal of trash and debris hauled from Fiddlehead Island. More photos can be viewed here and local television report produced by the Vermont Center for Community Journalism at Lyndon State College. Link to the site, then select Newscast for October 1, 2012 and the headline “Island Cleanup.”