In 2011 Tropical Storm Irene devastated the Quintown valley, which includes the towns of Granville, Hancock, Rochester Stockbridge, and Pittsfield along the Upper White River. Although these communities recovered quickly and efficiently, the valley is vulnerable to future flood damages.
The Quintown Collaborative is a grassroots effort to build support for on-the-ground, watershed restoration projects that will reduce flood damages in Quintown communities and keep the White River healthy. Project partners are identifying and developing projects that protect the transportation network – like culvert replacements – and reduce development in active floodplains – like river corridor easements.
Watch this video to learn more about how culvert replacement projects reduce flood damages and improve the health of the White River:
The Quintown Collaborative steering committee includes representatives from the WRP, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, Towns of Hancock, Rochester & Stockbridge, Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont River Conservancy, and Vermont Watershed Management Division. The High Meadows Fund is underwriting the project.