Two-Tier Ditch Project

Two-Tier Ditch Project

The two-tier ditch design has been in practice on Midwest farms for over a decade. This concept requires digging out the ditch banks two to three feet above the bottom of the existing ditch channel, creating a flat bench on both sides of the ditch. The banks from the...

Rugg Brook Cleanup

On a gorgeous Saturday morning in the midst of autumn, two dedicated VT ECOAmeriCorps members skipped out on a typical weekend morning off to venture out to Rugg Brook, located in the middle of the commercial district of St. Albans.  The purpose of the visit was to...

Sheldon Springs Stormwater Fix

Friends of Northern Lake Champlain recently completed a terraced bioretention basin project at the RockTenn mill located in Sheldon Springs on the banks of the Missisquoi River. This small stormwater treatment project will treat water draining from a gravel parking...

Cover Crops Increase

What’s that green you see in that corn field? A COVER CROP!! According to UVM Extension, in the past decade farmers in Vermont have been adopting this conservation practice. 10 years ago Heather Darby estimates there were only 50 acres in cover crop and today...