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Water Quality Scientist Watershed Consulting is seeking a full-time Water Quality Scientist for our busy Burlington, Vermont office. The Water Quality Scientist will assist with watershed initiatives related to stormwater planning, modeling, design, and permitting. This position will support our water quality services consulting for municipal, state and federal governmental agencies and private/non-profit sector clients…. Read more »

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Slowing the flow of stormwater Following a rainstorm, any water that doesn’t soak into the ground will flow downhill carrying particles and pollutants with it into local rivers and lakes. When runoff from paved surfaces hits a little stream, it can be too much all at once for the waterway to safely handle, leading to… Read more »

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Why Manage Stormwater? Healthy rivers and lakes provide sources of drinking water, recreation, and aesthetic beauty. However, pollutants such as phosphorus, sediment, and hydrocarbons can degrade the water quality. Stormwater runoff carries pollutants.  Stormwater – rainwater or snowmelt – does not soak into developed surfaces, such as paved or compacted gravel roads, parking lots, or… Read more »

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view of Coral Bay

This week, the Watershed team is visiting partners, Coral Bay Community Council, on the beautiful island of St. John. We will start the process of watershed management planning to improve water quality in Coral Bay. Coral Bay is a beautiful place. The island’s natural resources entice visitors from around the globe and include scenic white… Read more »

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tile drain filters at edge of field

The project On a recent sunny non-rainy day, the Watershed team started field work on a new project. We installed a filter next to a ditch in an agricultural field. The filter looks a bit different than you might expect. It is two large (4 ft by 4 ft) plastic totes. These totes once held… Read more »

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View of Lake Champlain

Cheers to our recent college grads, Harrison and Emily! Harrison completed his degree at University of Vermont and Emily is now a Middlebury College alumna. Also joining the Watershed team is a Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources perennial intern, Emily Downs. We look forward to working with Emily for the summer. Watershed is… Read more »

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Sean Brennan, Water Quality Engineer for Watershed since 2016, is departing Watershed as he looks to the future. At Watershed, Sean’s work supported clients on permitting; performed illicit discharge sampling; and developed hydrologic models. The entire Watershed team will miss Sean, but wish him well in his next move. He will be returning to his… Read more »

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Mock-up park restoration design with trees and trail

The second phase of the Shady Rill Picnic Area restoration has been awarded to Watershed. The site is a small park on the banks of Martins Brook in Middlesex, Vermont. The park is a popular space for picnics and recreation. However, parking at the site has caused the soil to become compacted while open access… Read more »

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Watershed recently welcomed Elissa Schuett to the team as Communications and Operations Manager. As Watershed has grown our team and project portfolio, we are expanding our communications capabilities. Elissa is joining us from UVM where she led the research and communications programs for Lake Champlain Sea Grant. However, Elissa began her career in stream research… Read more »

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Watershed will lead a team of scientists, engineers, and planners to work with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources to evaluate the utility of public-private partnerships (P3s) to manage runoff from large impervious surfaces more effectively and cost efficiently. Many large impervious surfaces across the State were constructed long ago and do not have any… Read more »

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Watershed office

With our team quickly expanding, Watershed made the move to a bigger office space to accommodate existing and new staff as well as our growing collection of field equipment. We’re getting settled in to the new space and are enjoying the location within a short walk of Lake Champlain and Oakledge Park. Feel free to… Read more »

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WCA is partnering with the Association of Reef Keepers’, Ridge to Reef Programme to design stormwater management features for the new British Virgin Islands Humane Society facility on Tortola.

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Our Services

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

GSI is the next generation of stormwater management that utilizes the natural hydrologic cycle on developed lands.


Permitting has evolved to become much more complex and site specific and demands experienced attention and knowledge of tools and changing regulatory environment.

Training & Outreach

Sharing information with those who want and need it is a privileged role.

River Management

Rivers are the arteries of a landscape, from babbling headwater streams to raging white water in steep mountain valleys and lazy watercourses making their way through the plains.

Master Planning

Addressing problems of the past in coordination with visioning for the future

Water Quality Monitoring & Research

Water connects us to one another and to the natural world in ways that no other resource can.