The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District is involved with a broad range of resource conservation projects and programs with many partners. Because most of our programs are funded by one-time grants, these programs come and go depending on public demand, community involvement, urgency, and funding availability.
An overview of our budget and work in Fiscal Year 2015 is available here: WNRCD FY 15.
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To view our updated Natural Resource Assessment: wnrcd-resource-assessment
WNRCD Areas of Focus
We are committed to providing agricultural producers with the technical, financial, and educational resources they need to be exceptional stewards of the Vermont landscape. In FY 15 the WNRCD constructed 15 compost bins for horse farmers, conservation tillage practices were implemented on 15+ acres, educated farmers on Best Management Practices and the new Clean Water Regulations proposed RAP’s and conducted soil and manure sampling on 6 farms to assist those farmers with their Nutrient Management Plan.
We are a strong advocate of sustainable forestry practices and work to ensure that Vermont’s forest land resources retain their economic, social, and ecological benefits. In FY 15 the WNRCD educated foresters on Best Management Practices and loaned out 3 skidder bridges.
We work hand in hand with local partners to promote appropriate stormwater management practices, providing technical, financial and educational resources. In FY 15 the WNRCD inventoried 64 plots of urban trees, implemented stormwater projects at both the Colshester School and Rumney Memorial School, conducted stormwater outreach to students and residents and managed the Chittenden County Stream Team (CCST), catalyzing stream cleanups, restoration projects and water quality monitoring.
We constantly seek to improve and protect Vermont’s network of rivers and streams so that everyone may enjoy the myriad benefits that these water resources provide. In FY 15 the WNRCD planted 2,500+ trees across 6.35 acres along sensitive riparian areas, and in partnership with other organizations, replaced three failing culverts to allow for adequate aquatic organism passage.
Fee Based Services
The WNRCD offers fee based services for municipalities, organizations and not-for-profits.
For more information on programs, initiatives and partnering with the WNRCD please email: email@example.com