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The SWCRPC Has Office Space for Rent!

For additional information or to arrange a viewing, contact us at 802-674-9201 and ask to speak with Chris Titus.

When Governments Cooperate- State Government Municipal Day Workshops

Registration is now open for the seventh installment of the Agency of Natural Resources’ workshop series, When Governments Cooperate – State Government Municipal Day. Join us for a day of workshops, technical assistance, and networking opportunities brought to you by the Agency of Natural Resources in cooperation with State Agency partners.

Review agendas and register today at http://anr.vermont.gov/about_us/special-topics/municipal-day

Stormwater Concept Designs Completed in Springfield

In early 2019, the Town of Springfield, the Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) of Southeastern Vermont, and the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) partnered to develop conceptual designs for stormwater infrastructure along Lincoln Street.

The existing on-site stormwater infrastructure does not sufficiently capture stormwater runoff, leading to large volumes of runoff flowing at high velocities in a concentrated manner. This condition has been a catalyst for the formation of a massive and highly active bank failure between Lincoln Street and Valley Street. The goal of this project was to develop conceptual designs to divert runoff away from the bank failure and to a retention feature on the HCRS property. Once constructed, this will slow or halt the bank erosion that is currently threatening the HCRS parking lot. This project will also improve water quality by eliminating excess sediment and nutrient inputs to the stream below. The Project Team anticipates completing construction ready engineering designs prior to the end of calendar year 2019 ahead of 2020 construction.

Funding for this project phase was provided by a grant through the VT Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP), as well as cash contributions from the Town of Springfield and HCRS.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Yurek at 802-674-9201 or via email at cyurek@swcrpc.org.

Large In-stream Culvert Replaced on Baltimore Road in Weathersfield

During the summer and fall of 2018, the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) partnered with the Town of Weathersfield to replace an undersized, Irene damaged culvert conveying a stream under Baltimore Road. Replacing this crossing with a structure of adequate size will make Baltimore Road more resilient to future flooding events. It will also reduce recurring maintenance costs to the Town and improve water quality and stream stability. Funding for this project was provided by a grant through the Vermont Clean Water Initiative Program, with local match provided by the Town of Weathersfield.

Please contact Ed Morris or Chris Yurek with any questions.

SWCRPC Awarded VT ANR Funding to Assist with Surface Water Reclassification Efforts

The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) has received funding from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VT ANR) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), passed through the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) to assist with water quality planning efforts. Specifically, the SWCRPC will work with the State’s basin planner and the Town of Springfield to explore potential surface water reclassification.

Please contact Chris Yurek or 802-674-9201 with any questions.