Thursday, April 19, 2012

WPTZ Channel 5 News Tonight - "Let It Rain"

The word is out. More on permeable pavers on tonight's evening news!
The TV station filmed the "before" project at the library and the "after"
project at another home in Winooski. The Interview was by channel 5 WPTZ news.
Check out Winooski Natural Conservation Natural Resource District's $25,000 grant,
"Let It Rain" at

Link to newscast:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

# 19

Number 19 to be engraved on Blue Stone and placed in the blue square below (surrounded by more brick)
The red lines show where the permeable driveway and walkway will be.

"Bloom" Tonight on VPT

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District is offering a grant called
"Let it Rain"Our project (driveway and walkway) has been approved for this grant. According to WNRCD's website, this project, funded by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will act as a coordinated, collaborative effort to engage watershed citizens, volunteer groups, and city and town officials in focusing on the welfare of the Stevens Branch and the main stem of the Winooski River in the central Vermont urban centers of Barre City, Berlin, and Montpelier. Highly visible demonstration projects and watershed restoration projects will include riparian buffer plantings, rain garden construction, rain gutter disconnects, subsidized rain barrel purchases and distribution, and river trash clean-up efforts.
Bloom: A New Reverence For Water

This project will be accomplished through a partnership between the WNRCD, UVM Sea Grant program, Friends of the Winooski River, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, and DEC.

Vermont Public Television's
VPT is doing a report on water quality. Parts 3 & 4 of their "Bloom" series will be aired tonight. We were interviewed by WNRCD's District Manager, Justin Kenney, regarding our permeable driveway/walkway project.

  • Bloom - Parts 3 & 4
    Bloom explores a changing mindset in agriculture, business and even households: a growing reverence for water and the ecological systems that clean it.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:30pm on VPT
Every household, business, town and watershed can be part of the solution to nonpoint source runoff. The key is to develop a new reverence for water and the ecological systems that clean it.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lots and Lots of Sheet rock

A Big Thank You to the UVM Rowing Crew

We hired two rowers to help move half of the sheet rock to the bottom floor. 
These sheets are huge! This is after 2.5 hours of non-stop lugging.

Upstairs Hallway

The Big Room

Next....Taping (guys on stilts!)

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Off to figure out where the driveway and walk way should go!Armed and ready with garden hoses and spray paint :)
Meeting with Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District to discuss the
"Let it Rain" grant and Permeable Pavement options!