Shore Acres Project Page

Welcome! This page provides information about a water quality improvement project in the Shore Acres Neighborhood that is funded through over $350,000 in grants from the Vermont Agency of Transportation. These improvements are the first to advance out of the Malletts Bay Scoping Study, a component of the Malletts Bay Initiative. 

The primary goal of the project is to remove phosphorus and other pollutants from stormwater before it reaches Lake Champlain. A series of gravel wetlands will be installed to slow runoff and allow pollutants to settle and be absorbed by plants. There will also be improvements to ditches to guide runoff, installation of new structures and piping to expand the existing runoff collection system, and upgraded stormwater outfalls within the project areas to limit erosion and protect the Moorings Stream. 

For more info, please contact the Department of Public Works at 802-264-5620.

Project Areas
Above: Project areas in the Shore Acres Neighborhood.
This project is planned for construction in the late summer of 2023. All project approvals required have been issued as of spring 2023. 

Stormwater runoff from the Shore Acres neighborhood eventually enters into Malletts Bay by way of the Moorings Stream.

There are four project areas within the neighborhood, each with different treatments.  CLICK HERE for a detailed map of all project sites.

  • Site #1: Installation of new piping, 2 new catch basins, installation of a gravel wetland, and upgrades to existing outfall.
  • Site #2: New ditching, 1 new catch basin, and installation of a gravel wetland.
  • Site #3: Installation of new piping, new ditching, 8 new catch basins, 1 new outfall and 1 upgraded outfall, and installation of 2 gravel wetlands. 
  • Site #4: An existing stormwater drainage location will be upgraded, a gravel wetland installed, and a new stone outfall constructed. 
Below are some definitions for common terms used within these project materials. 
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