DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program Announces New Round of State Grant Funding to Restore Clean Water in Vermont
Announcements / Opportunities

DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program Announces New Round of State Grant Funding to Restore Clean Water in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) is pleased to announce its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first round of State Fiscal Year 2016 grant funds to restore and protect Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands.  The funds target unmanaged nonpoint pollution sources – diffuse sources of runoff and erosion … Continue reading

New Wetland Brochure available for Solar Developers!
Announcements / Progress

New Wetland Brochure available for Solar Developers!

Here in Vermont, solar power is among the fastest growing form of renewable energy. In-state incentives and streamlined processes have encouraged renewable energy production throughout the state, helping to attract a number of new solar developers. In regards to climate change and adaptation, solar energy development is an exciting form of sustainable energy that holds … Continue reading

Progress

Defining priority problem areas in St. Albans Bay watershed for water quality improvement efforts.

The Northwest Regional Planning Commission, with support from the DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, recently completed a multi-part project that focused on targeting priority nonpoint source pollution in the St. Albans Bay watershed.  The project evaluated erosion and runoff from transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, and culverts) and stormwater runoff from developed land. The project consisted of … Continue reading

2015 Watershed Grants Program Funding Awarded
Announcements / Progress

2015 Watershed Grants Program Funding Awarded

Waterways across Vermont will see improvements in 2015 thanks to Vermont’s Watershed Grant Program, which has awarded grant funds to fifteen watershed improvement projects totaling $100,000. Successful applicants each received individual grants ranging from $3,500 to $14,000. The 2015 projects cover a range of water quality and aquatic habitat projects, including these examples in three … Continue reading