The final factsheet summarizing clean water funding opportunities available to municipalities in SFY2018 is now available. Contact TRORC for assistance and advice on these several funding opportunities. FY 2018 Municipal Water Quality Grants Fact Sheet

Did you know that Municipal Planning Grants (MPGs) can be used to increase the economic vitality of your community? The Town of Bennington used a series of MPG-funded projects to do just that, starting with an action-oriented town plan and implementing it through a series of projects that helped the town make progress towards its…

Vermont’s regional planning commissions and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are pleased to invite municipalities to sign up for a new Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project. DEC’s Clean Water Initiative Program is offering approximately $2.1 million to support this pilot project. The funding will help Vermont achieve its water quality goals by aiding…

Out of 37 grant applications in this years round of Better Roads Grants, 27 were awarded in the TRO Region! In an effort led by Senior Transportation Planner Rita Seto, a total of $514,673 in grant funds were awarded to most of our member towns. The projects ranged from planning grants to construction grants, where…

The 2017 TRORC Regional Plan Updates and the TRORC Regional Energy Implementation Plan are headed for adoption at the June 28, 2017 Annual Board Meeting in Woodstock, Vermont. Updates in the Regional Plan include the Definitions, Energy, History and Development, and Working Landscape chapters. Two new chapters are being introduced, Healthy Communities and an Implementation…

Operation Safety Corridor VTrans is establishing interstate Safety Corridors throughout Vermont where a combination of high traffic volume, high speeds and a high rate of crashes demands an increased level of enforcement. These areas are where Vermont drivers are most at risk.  The focus is to reduce speeding, distracted, aggressive and impaired driving, and to increase…

Managing Hayfields to Support Nesting Birds – Saturday, June 3 from 8:00-10:30 am 70 Cossingham Road, Norwich, VT RSVP: cabbott@vtecostudies.org – Rain date Saturday June 10 8:00 am Bobolink banding—see them up close. Rosalind Renfrew and Cathryn Abbott, Vermont Center for Ecostudies 9:00 am Managing invasive plants in hayfields under delayed mowing Allen Follensbee, Vermont…

Job Announcement – Regional Planner  May 22, 2017 The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) is a dynamic and accomplished regional planning agency possessing a very talented staff and a supportive Board of Directors.  We are seeking an energetic Regional Planner as part of our team of professional staff.  The Regional Planner will be responsible for…

WOODSTOCK – Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission board members voted to support building healthy communities at Wednesday night’s board meeting. The motion followed a presentation given by the Windsor Health Service Area Community Collaborative on Vermont’s 3/4/50 campaign. The campaign is a simplified way to help individuals and communities understand the toll that lack of physical…

The Vermont Sales Tax Reallocation program is now accepting applications for 2017. Applications are due to Caitlin Corkins at caitlin.corkins@vermont.gov on June 30, 2017 by 4:30 pm. Municipalities and the developer of the qualified project may jointly apply to the Downtown Board for a reallocation of sales taxes on construction materials. Qualified projects must be…