The Green Streets Vermont Guide

This Guide is intended as a springboard for action; as such, it can be read in its entirety or in sections as needed. It describes a linear process of Green Street design and build, from envisioning, to planning, to design, to maintenance, and to monitoring.

The Guide includes:

  • Planning considerations to advance Green Street design along streets and in parking lots.
  • Guidelines for selecting the appropriate application for the right site.
  • Implementation and maintenance strategies that make Green Street design more achievable.
  • Examples of Green Streets throughout the state, highlighting their successes and challenges.

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Download the Guide by Section

Section 1: Introduction to the Vermont Green Streets Guide 
Section 2: The Benefits of Green Streets 
Section 3: Planning for Green Streets and Parking Lots
Section 4: Green Street Design Principles 
Section 5: Design Considerations: Physical & Environmental
Section 6: Green Stormwater Management Tools
Section 7: Green Street and Green Parking Lots Examples
Section 8: Plant Selection Considerations
Section 9: Implementing Green Streets 
Section 10: Maintaining Green Streets
Section 11: Case Studies 

We are grateful to the funders who made this project possible. Notably, the State of Vermont Clean Water Initiative, the USDA Forest Service, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

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