Grant Funding Available for Ecosystem Restoration Projects
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Grant Funding Available for Ecosystem Restoration Projects

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) is pleased to announce the state fiscal year (SFY) 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for grants under the Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP). These grants are supported by capital construction funds contained in the fiscal year 2015 state budget. The ERP’s goal in awarding these grants is to restore … Continue reading

Spring is here and students are doing conservation and restoration of Vermont’s rivers and lakes
Progress

Spring is here and students are doing conservation and restoration of Vermont’s rivers and lakes

In conjunction with the Ecosystem Restoration Program, the Watershed Management Division (WSMD) will be overseeing or partnering in numerous watershed protection and restoration projects this year. This week, projects got started early in Rutland County, where high school students from the Stafford Technical Center’s forestry program teamed up with the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District, … Continue reading

Workshop Highlights Green Stormwater Infrastructure
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Workshop Highlights Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Question: What do you get when you bring together 100 planners, engineers, landscape architects, researchers, local officials, and government employees to talk about green stormwater infrastructure (GSI)? Answer: A dynamic, interactive, and energized workshop. Last week the Raising the Bar: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning & Design workshop took place in South Burlington. The workshop was … Continue reading

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, one boat inspection at a time
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Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, one boat inspection at a time

2013 marked the Vermont Boat Access Greeter Program’s 12th year of courtesy boat inspections. Through 23 locally-run programs throughout Vermont, access greeters inspected nearly 15,000 boats, bringing the cumulative number of boats inspected by greeters through the history of the program to 73,572. Boat access greeters help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) … Continue reading