Franklin County Stormwater VT

Franklin County Stormwater VT

Our mission is to educate and encourage residents to get personally involved in reducing stormwater

03/06/2024

Join Franklin County Stormwater Collaborative for a day of stream cleanups in Saint Albans on June 23rd, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

We'll begin at 9:00 with the Grice Brook in Greenwood Cemetery until 11:45, and then head over to the Stevens Brook at Houghton Park from 12:00 to 1:00.

Join us for one cleanup or both! Please sign up in advance, https://forms.gle/4BdFhbMdSLSS9D5L7

31/05/2024

If you live in Franklin or Grand Isle County, we have an exciting opportunity coming up on Thursday, June 20th!

Join us from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Zoom to learn about Stream Wise and find out how you can get an assessment completed on your property.

All are welcomed to attend. Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdO6hqD8jG9EWc9wSdpb8gkf6U0C9KdaJ

31/05/2024

We are less than a week out from our 10-Year Celebration Day Paddles starting! Join us as we paddle all 46.1 miles of our Wild & Scenic Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers! Day 1 is full - but we still have room for the remaining days. And join our waitlist to be notified when a spot opens up for the first day!

Learn more by visiting our website at www.umatrwildandscenic.org/2024celebration

28/05/2024

Looking for an easy way to help protect water quality?

Refrain from fertilizing your lawn (most lawns already have plenty of nutrients), and if you do use fertilizer, ensure that you are using one that does not contain phosphorus.

Excess nutrients eventually wash into our waterways and contribute to algal growth and cyanobacteria blooms. Learn more at https://www.fcsvt.org/fertilizers.

24/05/2024

If you live in Franklin or Grand Isle County, we have an exciting opportunity coming up on Thursday, June 20th!

Join us from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Zoom to learn about Stream Wise and find out how you can get an assessment completed on your property.

All are welcomed to attend. Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdO6hqD8jG9EWc9wSdpb8gkf6U0C9KdaJ

Friends of Northern Lake Champlain
Franklin County NRCD - VT
Grand Isle County Natural Resources Conservation District
Lake Champlain Basin Program

23/05/2024

Have you ever wondered where water flows in Saint Albans?

Much of it flows directly (and untreated) into Lake Champlain via the Jewett Brook, Stevens Brook, Mill River, and other small sub watersheds. For a place that averages nearly 40 inches of precipitation each year, that's a lot of water flowing across the landscape!

This is why stormwater management is so important. Learn what you can do to reduce stormwater runoff on your property by visiting https://www.fcsvt.org/.

City of Saint Albans
Town of St. Albans
Northwest Regional Planning Commission

22/05/2024

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Project Manager – Water Quality

Are you interested in working on community scale projects that help improve water quality and the natural environment? Do you like working in the field to identify project opportunities? Are you equally comfortable collaborating with partners to ensure a project is designed well and constructed according to plans? The Northwest Regional Planning Commission is hiring a Project Manager!

The Project Manager will work with municipalities and partners on project development and project implementation in water quality, stormwater, and natural resources. The Project Manager may also assist with transportation, community facilities and energy projects.

The Project Manager will have a mix of education and experience that shows the ability to succeed at this position. An ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and one-three years of experience.

A more detailed job description, desired qualifications and other information is available at www.nrpcvt.com. Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume and three references to Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director at [email protected], or 75 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, VT, 05478. Please apply by June 7, 2024 for full consideration. This position will remain open until filled; interviews will begin in June, 2024.

20/05/2024

Do you know of a river or stream in Saint Albans that's in need of cleanup? Let us know by filling out our Report a Trash Site form at https://www.fcsvt.org/report-trash-site.

If you'd like to volunteer for future clean up events, sign up as a volunteer at https://forms.gle/Gdn9NkQUHoCc17ye7

16/05/2024

Now is a great time to consider installing a rain garden. 🌷

Rain gardens help to redirect and treat stormwater runoff, and not only do they look great, but they're great for pollinators too! Just remember to always use native plants.

Have questions about rain gardens? Read about our Frequently Asked Questions here: https://www.fcsvt.org/_files/ugd/cf375c_e37c60d0e7fb4fe3a46c679fa1068831.pdf?index=true.

And check out the Vermont Rain Garden Manual:https://anrweb.vt.gov/PubDocs/DEC/WSMD/Stormwater/Docs/sw_WNRCDrain%20garden%20manual.pdf

(Photo Credit- Vermont Rain Garden Manual)

14/05/2024

Have you ever heard the term 'Impervious Surface' and wondered what that meant?

Our goal for protecting water quality is to create areas where stormwater can collect and sink into the ground, which is nature's way of filtering it before it enters our streams and lakes. Impervious surfaces can make that difficult to achieve.

To learn how you can disconnect your impervious surfaces and help protect water quality, visit https://www.fcsvt.org/disconnect-impervious-surfaces

10/05/2024

Help protect our water resources by cleaning up after your pets! 💩

Be prepared when walking your dog and thank you for scooping the p**p!

Make a Rain Barrel in One Minute! 06/05/2024

Have you ever wanted to make your own rain barrel? 💦

Check out this quick DIY video and remember to check back in with updates on a build-your-own rain barrel workshop that we'll be hosting sometime this spring!

Learn more about managing your stormwater runoff at https://www.fcsvt.org/disconnect-impervious-surfaces

Make a Rain Barrel in One Minute! This is "Make a Rain Barrel in One Minute!" by FCSVT on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

03/05/2024

Spring is here and the grass is growing fast!

To help protect water quality this mowing season, raise the blade and keep your grass a minimum of 3 inches tall. Having taller grass helps more water infiltrate into the ground, where it can be filtered from pollutants.

Learn more at https://lawntolake.org/how-to-help/raise-the-blade/.

(Photo Credit- Lawn to Lake)

Photos from Lake Champlain Committee's post 03/05/2024
24/04/2024

Do you know of a river or stream in Saint Albans that's in need of cleanup? Let us know by filling out our Report a Trash Site form at https://www.fcsvt.org/report-trash-site.

If you'd like to volunteer for future clean up events, sign up as a volunteer at https://forms.gle/Gdn9NkQUHoCc17ye7

Town of St. Albans
City of Saint Albans

Photos from Friends of Northern Lake Champlain's post 23/04/2024

Major thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful event!

Photos from Missisquoi River Basin Association's post 18/04/2024
13/04/2024

Unfortunately, our April Stool's Day event that was planned for today has been cancelled until further notice.

12/04/2024

Unfortunately, our April Stool's Day event that was planned for tomorrow has been cancelled until further notice.

10/04/2024

Unfortunately, our April Stool's Day event that was planned for this Saturday, April 13th, has been cancelled until further notice.

08/04/2024

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13th for an April Stool's cleanup event in Taylor Park, on Main Street in Saint Albans. 💩
Together, we'll clean up piles of dog doo, helping to protect water quality.

Event is rain or shine, and gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please bring a shovel if you have one to spare!

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

01/04/2024

📣Not an April Fool's joke!📣

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13th for an April Stool's cleanup event in Taylor Park, on Main Street in Saint Albans. Together, we'll clean up piles of dog doo, helping to protect water quality.

Event is rain or shine, and gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please bring a shovel if you have one to spare!

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

29/03/2024

Have you ever wanted to build your own rain barrel? 🌧

We've teamed up with Friends of Northern Lake Champlain and Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse to bring you a Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop!

Space for this workshop is limited, and registration is required.
Please register at https://forms.gle/JWGauZgiZCS2GEfC6.

For any questions, please email us at [email protected]

25/03/2024

Searching for volunteers! 📣
Consider signing up and volunteering for future events!
https://forms.gle/xo6upQ6xLPxnWFE38

22/03/2024

Happy World Water Day! 💦

Vermont has an abundance of water resources, all of which need our protection. And there are so many ways that YOU can get involved!

Comment below to share what you are doing to help protect our waters!

Learn more at https://www.fcsvt.org/events.

21/03/2024

Do you know of a site in Franklin County that is in need of a cleanup?
Use our Report a Trash Site form and let us know!

Learn more at https://www.fcsvt.org/report-trash-site

Town of St. Albans
City of Saint Albans
Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

19/03/2024

Cigarette butts are harmful to our waterways and wildlife, leaching chemicals that cause pollution and disturb natural ecosystems. Leaving them on the ground is never a good idea.

In the summer months, Franklin County Stormwater collaborates with Franklin Grand Isle To***co Prevention Coalition to clean up some of our most polluted sites in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.

Do you know an area where the cigarette butts are piling up?
Send us an email at [email protected], or fill out our Report a Trash Site form at https://www.fcsvt.org/report-trash-site.

Northwest Regional Planning Commission
Town of St. Albans
City of Saint Albans

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