The Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect and restore the state’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands, including Vermonters’ ability to understand and enjoy these resources. Applications are due no later than Monday, January 15, 2018.
Program grants are available to municipalities, local and regional government agencies, sporting clubs, non-profit organizations, and watershed groups. The range of past projects is just as diverse, and has included invasive species education, shoreline vegetation restoration, and the removal of old dams and replacement of culverts to improve fish passage.
For 2018, $85,000 is available to fund three categories of projects. The three categories and the maximum amount for each project type are: education and outreach ($5,000); planning, assessment, inventory, and monitoring ($3,500); and on-the-ground implementation ($10,000).
The Vermont Watershed Grants Program is a joint project of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Department of Environmental Conservation. It was established by legislature and funded by sales of the Vermont Conservation License Plate.