Making a Visible Difference in Communities: Vermont
Brattleboro, VT is a small rural community that has faced significant flooding in the past. EPA is working with this community to help them become more resilient to future flooding, which is likely to occur more frequently as the climate changes.
In Brattleboro, EPA will develop designs and implementation strategies for climate-resilient redevelopment of the town’s Whetstone Brook Corridor, complementing brownfields assessments and cleanups.
EPA is also working with watershed groups in Brattleboro to advance citizen science and involvement in water resource protection, with an emphasis on documenting climate change-related impacts. In addition, EPA will be holding a Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities workshop (/smartgrowth/building-blocks-sustainable-communities) on sustainable strategies for economic development and town center revitalization in spring 2016.