The White River Partnership (WRP) has received two grants to implement flood recovery projects that improve water quality, fish & wildlife habitat, and public access as well as engage community members in hands-on stewardship activities in 2015.
The Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation supports community-based education and environmental projects in the Upper Valley. The WRP will use Byrne Foundation funds to work with over 500 students and community volunteers, the Green Mountain National Forest, Verdana Ventures, and Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to understand impacts to water quality from Irene flooding by monitoring biological, chemical, and recreational parameters at high-priority sites around the watershed.
Vermont Watershed Grant (VWG) funds are granted to support on-the-ground projects that protect or restore water quality and shorelines, enhance recreational use, and educate people about watershed resources. The WRP will use VWG funds to implement Irene recovery projects with volunteers, including planting native trees and shrubs along the river; addressing erosion issues on Class 4 roads; and removing man-made trash from river access sites along the White River and its tributaries.
We want to thank Byrne Foundation and VWG for their generous support of our 2015 flood recovery projects!