(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, and work with municipalities on possible support for reclassification of surface waters, wetlands, and Outstanding Resource Waters. All efforts lead to more informed and effective basin plans. These basin plans document surface water quality, identify threats and impairments, and identify projects to maintain and improve water quality. Regional Planning Commissions have been key partners in water quality efforts with the State, watershed groups, conservation districts, and municipalities.

TRORC provides professional planning, mapping, facilitation, grant writing, and project management services for its thirty member towns in east-central Vermont.

 

For more information about this water quality work, contact Michael Storace at 802-457-3188 or via email at mstorace@trorc.org.