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 flood resilience projects that will reduce flood damages in Quintown communities and keep the White River healthy.
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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.