North Hero Shoreline Stabilization
FNLC is pleased to announce the
implementation of approximately 150 feet of shoreline restoration on the eastern shore of North Hero. The work was supported through a grant provided by the VT Department of Environmental conservation (VT DEC) and was complimented with the landowner
matching funds. The work activities began in the fall of 2020 and were recently
completed this spring.
Deer Brook Gully Restoration
Following the award of an Ecosystem Restoration Program grant in the fall of 2017, FNLC hired Stone Environmental to identify, design, and implement stormwater best management practices to address flows to the gully and stabilize the gully channel. The overall goal of the project is to reduce sediment transported from the gully to Deer Brook.
Beginning in 2018, FNLC partnered with the St. Albans Museum to create a workshop for school-age children on Lake Champlain’s cultural heritage and water quality issues. Lake Lessons has become an annual shoreside STEM educational program for fourth grade students in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.
FNLC was awarded funding in 2017 to install a two-tier ditch to prevent flooding in a field on a local farm in Franklin County. This practice has been used on Midwest farms for over a decade, but this project was the first of its kind in Vermont. The concept requires digging out the ditch banks two to three feet above the bottom of the existing ditch channel and then creating a flat bench on both sides of the ditch.