U.S. EPA has launched the Water Utility Response On-The-Go mobile website, an innovative tool that consolidates, and makes accessible from the field, information and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency.
February disaster declaration adds to available funds
WATERBURY, VT – Money is available for Vermont communities for the purpose of mitigating the effects of future disasters on public infrastructure and some private property. Communities, tribal organizations, and private non-profit organizations may still apply for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds following the most recent federal disaster declaration and previous disasters.
Registration is now open for the
2015 Town Officers Education Conferences
Registration is open for the 70th Annual Town Officers' Education Conferences, sponsored by UVM Extension and the Vt. Institute for Government with assistance from a number of partner organizations.
The 2015 sessions will be held on the following dates:
Greenfield, MA— The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) and the State of Vermont have released six new videos to help communities prepare for flooding. Experts speak about and highlight examples of why rivers move and erode in the first place, how to build better culverts and stream crossings, how to stabilize streambanks more naturally, and how to use mitigation funding.
The Report to the General Assembly on the Current Status of the Vermont River Corridor and Floodplain Management Program and Shoreland Protection Program is now available on the Resources Page at Flood Ready Vermont at:
Statewide river corridor data is now available online at the Vermont Natural Resources Atlas.
The easiest way to access the data is the Flood Ready Atlas tinyurl.com/floodreadyatlas
Use Flood Ready Tools to "Zoom to Town" and then "Toggle River Corridors On"
Middlebury, VT - The High Meadows Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) that represents a commitment of $240,000 towards promoting planning and action within Vermont’s watersheds. Tropical Storm Irene brought the devastation of extreme weather to the forefront in Vermont, but many Vermonters don’t know that since 2000 the state has had at least one federally-declared disaster every year.