LAMOILLE RIVER TACTICAL BASIN PLAN OPEN FOR COMMENT NOVEMBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 30

The 2016 DRAFT Lamoille Tactical Basin Plan is now available for public comment.  A series of public comment meetings will be held in November to gather feedback on the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources’ Draft Lamoille River Tactical Basin Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings, hear a presentation and offer their comments and suggestions. Meetings will take place in the evening in the following locations:

  • November 7th Jericho, Jericho Town Hall, 67 Route 15, 6:30-8PM
  • November 9th Georgia, Georgia Fire Station, 4134 Ethan Allen Highway, 6-8PM
  • November 14th Hyde Park, Green Mountain Technical and Career Center, 738 Route 15, 7-8:30PM
  • November 15th Hardwick, Hardwick Town Hall, 20 Church Street, 6-7:30PM

The Lamoille River Tactical Basin Plan (TBP) was developed with the purpose of both improving and protecting water quality and aquatic habitats, and presents the recommendations of State and Federal resource agencies, watershed partner organizations, planning commissions, municipalities, and individual citizens.

The Plan provides an overall assessment of the health of the Lamoille River basin and defines on-going and future actions and strategies to address high-priority stressors. An additional goal of the plan is to set priorities for meeting targets for phosphorus loading from the Lamoille River and all of the waters in its drainage basin that contribute to Mallets Bay in Lake Champlain.

The central component of the Tactical Basin Plan is an implementation table summary with targeted actions to protect very high quality waters and to address the water quality issues in the Lamoille watershed. Over 140 actions are identified in the plan with over 1000 individual related projects included in the VT Watershed Projects database.

Copies of the draft plan may be obtained on November 1st, 2016, on-line by clicking this link or by requesting a copy from Danielle Owczarski by email at danielle.owczarski@vermont.gov or (802) 490-6176.  Comments can be directed to Danielle Owczarski by email or by mail at 1 National Life Drive, Main 2, Montpelier VT 05620-3522. Comments will be accepted through end of business day (4:30 pm) on December 2, 2016. Comments received by this date will be addressed in a responsiveness summary.

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