Announcements / Opportunities

Brown Bag Lecture: Improving Water Quality through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Thursday, June 8th, 11:00 am – Noon
National Life Complex, Main Building – Winooski Room (M240) and online via Skype for Business

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) provides financial and technical assistance to forest and agricultural landowners to develop and implement water quality improvement projects. In this unique public-private partnership, together more than 25 organizations, state agencies, and businesses were awarded a $16 million grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for an RCPP project in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont. Join Alli Compagna, the Lake Champlain RCPP Coordinator, to learn about project initiatives and accomplishments, and funding details and eligibility. Alli will also highlight the six other RCPP projects in the state.

This will be the final lecture in the 2016-2017 Clean Water Initiative Brown Bag Lecture Series. We’ll announce lecture topics for the 2017-2018 series, which will begin in September, over the summer.

For more information and to RSVP (if attending in person), email anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov or call Bethany Sargent at (802) 490-6131.

BryantFarm

The Lake Champlain RCPP supported the conservation of Bryant Farm in Pawlet, Vermont through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Farms conserved through this program are required to address all natural resource concerns, including any water quality issues. (Photo Credit: Vermont Land Trust)