TRORC recently completed an Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) grant focused on scoping potential water quality improvement projects within the Ayers Brook watershed. The Ayers Brook watershed is a tributary to the Third Branch of the White River and stretches across the Towns of Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield. Historically, Ayers Brook has been classified as impaired…

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission will soon submit a request for funding from the EPA for a 2019 Brownfields Assessment Grant. The TRORC application will target Randolph, Hartford, and Bradford to address existing Brownfields in core built areas. In working with VTDEC, GMEDC, Twin Pines Housing Trust, and a variety of other partners, we will work…

We are pleased to announce the TRORC Scholarship Program for 2019. Below is a flyer that includes an overview, eligibility, application, and deadline. Please distribute widely to your students, and feel free to reach out with any questions. TRORC 2019 Scholarship Program All application materials must be received by 5/17/2019 before 4:30 pm. We are…

    On December 19th, TRORC hosted the last Board Meeting of 2018 at the Barnard Inn. Thanks to our guest speaker, Julie Campoli for her great talk on land use, transportation, and development. What a nice way to get out of the cold and enjoy some awesome bites to eat.

Antioch University New England is offering a series of online courses on climate change resilience during January. Registration ends on 1/1/19. This course consists of foundational knowledge in the science of our changing climate, understanding the boundaries of “uncertainty” in future projections posited by the scientific community, how to translate the “risk” faced by a community,…

Is your town trying to increase economic vitality and affordability in a time of climate change? Vermont Council on Rural Development is selecting TWO towns for their Climate Economy Model Communities Program! The deadline is January 18th. For information on the program and how to apply, visit: https://www.vtrural.org/model-communities

The following is a piece written by students from an AP Environmental Science class at Woodstock Union High School.  Students Erica Kurash, Carl Gebhardt, Lily Walker-Money, Toby Borzekowski, and Natalie Stevens recently presented their work for Sustainable Woodstock’s Green Drinks event held at the Marsh-Billing-Rochefeller National Historic Park:   Pete Fellows and Jess Richter work…

As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) in collaboration with the Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont Department of Health are pleased to announce that the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program…

The Vermont legislature established the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Communities pilot grant program in 2018 with the passage of Act 194. The program’s purpose is to make grants from $10,000 up to $100,000 available to help one or more Vermont communities fully leverage their local outdoor recreation assets to achieve a status of being a truly…