The Ridge to River Taskforce meets on the first Thursday of most months, from 5-7 PM, at the Fayston Town Office. All are welcome! If you'd like to attend please contact Corrie Miller at friends [at] madriver [dot] com or 496-9127 to ensure meeting is happening as planned.
Planning & Action Process
Over the last two years, the Ridge to River Taskforce has worked together to start collaborating across town boundaries, understand our challenges and solutions, and start planning for action. Read more about this in-depth process, our findings, and the programs we are advancing.
Watershed Baseline Survey
In the winter of 2016-2017, we conducted a Baseline Survey, which asked Valley residents to tell us about their activities and beliefs when it comes to stormwater and resilience, and more then 200 people participated.
Storm Smart Challenge
We also conducted a pilot trial of our Storm Smart Challenge, asking interested homeowners to take a short diagnostic quiz to find out whether they have stormwater problems on their property. We offered a prize drawing to all who participated, with prizes including cash and ski tickets. Congratulations to the following winners!
Climate of Change: Community Forum
October 11, 2017
More than 140 people came out to hear more of what we’ve learned over the past two years and discuss ideas for how our community can proactively embrace our resilient future. The event included
Embracing a Mad River: Community Forum and Resilience Celebration
December 7, 2016
More than 100 Valley community members came together in December, 2016 to celebrate the Mad River Valley’s progress since Irene and learn about critical actions for building a stronger future. Participants met at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield for food and drinks, sharing stories of success, and a “marketplace” with information and resources to help homeowners and businesses protect their property, safety, and the health of our watershed. The Forum was brought to you by the Ridge to River Initiative, Friends of the Mad River, and the Mad River Valley Planning District.