The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) is seeking surface water monitoring project proposals for the 2020 field season. Up to $76,000 in laboratory analysis fees is available for volunteer-based water quality monitoring through the LaRosa Partnership Program and the Vermont Agriculture and Environmental Laboratory. VTDEC recognizes that such fees are one of the most expensive elements of a water quality monitoring program and hinder the widespread application of citizen science monitoring in Vermont. The LaRosa Analytical Support Grants are intended to assist groups implementing new or existing surface water monitoring projects that align with VTDEC monitoring priorities. Regional volunteer organizations throughout Vermont including river and stream groups, lake and watershed associations, and public conservation commissions are eligible.
All questions must be submitted electronically via email to Rachel Green by March 4, 2020, 12:00 pm (noon) using the subject line “LASG RFP Questions.” Proposals are due March 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm. View the full Request for Proposals here.