Resources

Below is a link to various sites that provide additional information and educational resources about stormwater in the State of Vermont.

Rethink Runoff - Chittenden County’s Stormwater Education, Outreach, and Participation Program

Department of Environmental Conservation’s Stormwater Page provides more information regarding permitting, stormwater requirements and additional resources like accessing the ANR’s Natural Resource Atlas, funding, and program contacts.

EPA - Information on Lake Champlain’s Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load

Lake Champlain Basin Program works in partnership with New York, Vermont, and Québec as well as other organizations and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts that benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries, wetlands, wildlife, recreation, and cultural resources.

Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District is one of 14 conservation districts in Vermont that complete conservation projects that focus in the areas of agricultural assistance, forestland enhancement, urban conservation, and watershed stewardship.

Clean Water Advisory Committee meets monthly and oversees the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission activities and policy development regarding the Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL and its related plans and programs.

Technical Guidance and Information to Individual Homeowners and Small Businesses

Vermont Guide to Stormwater Management for Homeowners and Small Businesses provides technical assistance to homeowners and small businesses for mitigating stormwater on individual properties.

The Vermont Rain Garden Manual provides technical assistance to homeowners on how to install a rain garden. This guidance document will be updated in 2020.

Lawn to Lake is a multi-organizational outreach campaign encouraging property owners to implement best management practices while taking care of their lawn, such as using fertilizers that don’t contain phosphorus and raising the blade on your lawn mower, to mitigate stormwater. 

Blue® stormwater program is an evaluation and certification program where stormwater mitigation consultants certify homes, businesses and institutions as watershed friendly. Consultants educate and collaborate with property owners to identify opportunities for stormwater mitigation, affect behavioral changes, and establish stewardship principles to protect our waters from harmful algal blooms.

Low Risk Site Handbook for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control provides the requirements for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control from the proposed construction activity that is determined to be "Low Risk" under the State of Vermont’s Construction General Permit 3-9020.