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Mon, Jan 29


FELCO Room Franklin Homestead

Harnessing River Wisdom for Safety and Prosperity

Join us for an in-person flood resilience workshop! Improve your understanding of river science, floodplain management, and the long-term benefits of floodplain regulations in Franklin County.

Harnessing River Wisdom for Safety and Prosperity
Harnessing River Wisdom for Safety and Prosperity

Time & Location

Jan 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

FELCO Room Franklin Homestead, 142 Homestead Dr, Franklin, VT 05457, USA

About the event

Intended for municipal board members (i.e., Planning Commission, Conservation Commission, Selectboard, Development Review Board) or other interested community volunteers. All are welcome.  

Program Overview:

Stories from the Floodplain 

While dinner is served, panelists from the Missisquoi River Basin Association, Franklin County Natural Resource Conservation District, and Friends of Northern Lake Champlain share experiences from Vermont flooding events.

Why Are Vermont’s Floods So Damaging? 

Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Nature Conservancy lead an interactive exploration of VT topography, climate, historic land management practices, and river science using an interactive flume table demonstration.

Strengthening Flood Resilience with Floodplain Regulations 

DEC Floodplain Managers present regulations in place by FEMA and the State that help manage our floodplains and make our communities safer. NRPC leads a group work activity that explores a Franklin County model flood hazard bylaw and standards that can further strengthen a community’s flood protection. 

Registration is appreciated. Pizza dinner provided!

Secure your spot and register at:  

For more information, contact Sara Gratz at          _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission will ensure public meeting sites are accessible to all people or provide an opportunity to request accommodations. Requests for free interpretive or translation services, assistive devices, or other requested accommodations should be made to Amy Adams, NRPC Title VI Coordinator, at 802-524-5958 or NRPC will accommodate requests made no later than three business days prior to the meeting for which services are requested and will strive to accommodate all other requests. This support is provided in accordance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. 

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