Charitable Giving Advances Watershed Protection and Flood Resilience
culvert work, image courtesy of the Friends of Winooski River
The destructive flooding in Vermont last summer left many questions, with one at the top of the list: How can the state best protect itself from similar weather events that are likely to happen even more often in an era of climate change?
The effort to build flood resilience is complex and costly but not impossible. It's encouraging to know that some of Vermont's nonprofit organizations are doing vital work to lead the state toward solutions. And that more than a dozen of these nonprofits have received grants for water resilience work from the VT Flood Response & Recovery Fund 2023 at the Vermont Community Foundation.