Draft 2021 Batten Kill, Hoosic, and Walloomsac Tactical Basin Plan

The Draft 2021 Batten Kill, Hoosic, and Walloomsac Tactical Basin Plan  has been released for public comment.

A summary of the draft plan is available in this Story Map.

The public is also invited to attend one of two public meetings offered on June 24 and July 8 to provide feedback on the plan.

The Basin Plan encompasses portions of 16 towns in Southwestern Vermont, including Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Peru, Pownal, Readsboro, Rupert, Sandgate, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Stratton, Sunderland, Winhall, and Woodford. The plan contains three key elements:  

  1. A health assessment of the rivers, lakes, and wetlands within the Batten Kill, Hoosic River, and Walloomsac River watersheds.
  2. 39 strategies to improve water quality, including methods to decrease runoff from farms and roads, protect and restore water bodies, and limit overflows from wastewater treatment facilities.
  3. Tips for landowners, watershed organizations, and towns interested in receiving funding and technical assistance to help protect and restore water resources.

Comments should be directed by email: ANR.Basin1Comments@vermont.gov or by mail to Angie Allen, Basin 1 Comments, 430 Asa Bloomer State Office Bldg., 88 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT, 05701-5903. Comments should be postmarked or submitted via email by 4:30pm on July 22nd, 2021. Comments received by this date will be addressed in a responsiveness summary.

James D Sullivan

Director

Bennington County Regional Commission

210 South Street – Bennington, VT  05201

802-442-0713 x5

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