FloodTraining.vermont.gov is now fully available for administrative officers (AO) of municipal flood hazard and river corridor bylaws.  The site features tools and case studies for AOs, members of Development Review Boards and other community officials.  The new site complements FloodReady.vermont.gov with its focus on community planning for flood resilience, and the technical materials available at the DEC Rivers page. The…

(Woodstock, VT)— The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) would like to congratulate the recipients of the TRORC 2018 Scholarship Program.  Recipients were announced at the Annual Meeting of TRORC on June 27 and will receive $1,000 each toward the cost of their higher education pursuits.  The TRORC Board believes our region’s future is enhanced by both…

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has made its way into Vermont, and very close to the TRORC region. Since the bad news broke, several resources have been published on how to help residents and towns identity EAB and what steps to take to curb its migration into the rest of Vermont. The Vermont Invasive’s website details…

Cover photo credit: John Knox The Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission continues to work to promote clean water and resiliency in the Ott auquechee Watershed. The powerful Ottauquechee River originates in the headwaters of the Green Mountains and continues east as it gushes through the steep hills and valleys until it ultimately joins the Connecticut…

WHAT: Energy Resource Fair & Town Meeting, including an exhibitor fair, workshops and a keynote address and town meeting with Senator Bernie Sanders (final agenda to come) WHERE: Vermont Technical College; Judd Hall; 124 Admin Drive, Randolph Center, Vermont WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018; Tentative Start time, 11 a.m. (Details to come) RSVP: RSVPs are requested, but not required.  RVSPs…

Vermont’s Downtown and Village Center tax credit program is one of the primary benefits of Downtown and Village Center designation, and supports revitalization in community centers across the state. In 2018, $2,400,000 in state income tax credits are available to projects that enhance the historic character and improve building safety of older and historic commercial…

April 30th to May 2nd, 2018 Manchester, NH This conference will cover a range of climate preparedness and resiliency issues such as: sea level rise, urban heat, and both coastal and inland flooding issues. The conference is geared for small government planners and decision-makers striving to create healthy resilient communities that are better able to…

(Woodstock, VT)— The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pass-through funds for Water Quality Management Planning.  Funding will allow TRORC and other Regional Planning Commissions to conduct data collection, prepare stormwater master plans, conduct outreach,…