Stormwater Management Topic of Upcoming Clean Water Act Brown Bag Lecture

Montpelier, Vt. –   Join the Clean Water Initiative Program for the Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series on Thursday January 28, 2016, at 11:00 am for an intriguing presentation about managing stormwater impacts from new development.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, through its Clean Water Initiative Program, is hosting a monthly lecture series online via webinar and in-person about steps to protect, maintain, enhance and restore our waterways. The Vermont Clean Water Act, also known as Act 64, was signed into law in June 2015 and created new opportunities for achieving clean water goals. The Act 64 Brown Bag Lecture Series provides Vermonters a chance to speak with agency scientists about the efforts underway to achieve clean water throughout Vermont. 

“Across state government, our staff have been actively developing new programs and permits to implement the Clean Water Act and reduce pollution and sediment from entering our waters,” said Alyssa Schuren, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  “I am pleased to share our progress with the public through this interactive lecture series.”

January’s topic is on managing stormwater impacts from new development and will be held on Thursday, January 28, at 11:00 am. The public can view the presentation live by going to the webinar platform from this link - tinyurl.com/CWI-BrownBag-3.

“Vermonters care about clean water and how it enhances our lives. We also know clean water is important to our tourism and recreation economy,” says Kari Dolan, the Clean Water Initiative Program Manager. “This lunchtime lecture series lets us discuss how towns and cities, farmers and loggers, homeowners and businesses – all of us – can work together to safeguard our waters.”

Other upcoming Clean Water Act Brown Bag presentations include:

•  “Managing Stormwater Impacts from New Development” (January 28, 2016)
• “Stormwater Permits for Municipal Roads” (February 11, 2016)
• “Clean Water State Revolving Fund” (March 10, 2016)
• “Agricultural Tile Drainage” (April 14, 2016)
• “Clean Water Tracking & Reporting” (May 26, 2016)

For a copy of the entire Brown Bag Lecture Series, contact Madeline Cotter at madeline.cotter@vermont.gov.