State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project
Announcements / Opportunities

State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project

Vermont’s regional planning commissions and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are pleased to invite municipalities to sign up for a new Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project. DEC’s Clean Water Initiative Program is offering approximately $2.1 million to support this pilot project. The funding will help Vermont achieve its water quality goals by aiding … Continue reading

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

Clean Water Funding Opportunities
Announcements / Opportunities

Clean Water Funding Opportunities

The Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program has recently released three Requests for Proposals (RFP) for clean water funding, including Ecosystem Restoration Grants. Details are outlined below and posted on the Clean Water Initiative Grants webpage. Ecosystem Restoration Grants support the design and construction of water pollution abatement and control projects that … Continue reading

Announcements / Progress

Long-Term Funding of Clean Water Public Meeting Wednesday, November 16th – RSVP Today

The Office of the State Treasurer, the Department of Taxes, and the Department of Environmental Conservation are hosting a public meeting on November 16th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 11 of the Vermont State House. There will be a detailed discussion of funding options, with new information presented, as well as a review of the process … Continue reading

Watersheds United Vermont Brings Watershed Organizations and State Together to Talk Water Quality
Opportunities / Progress

Watersheds United Vermont Brings Watershed Organizations and State Together to Talk Water Quality

On Wednesday, April 13, members of watershed organizations from across Vermont convened to discuss strategies to improve water quality from the Champlain Basin to the White River Watershed and beyond. Lyn Munno and Watersheds United Vermont hosted its spring meeting at the State Office Complex in Waterbury that brought together many different stakeholders involved in … Continue reading

Sustainable Sidewalks: Reducing Stormwater Runoff, Improving Walkability and Urban Tree Canopy Health in Downtown Burlington
Progress / Science

Sustainable Sidewalks: Reducing Stormwater Runoff, Improving Walkability and Urban Tree Canopy Health in Downtown Burlington

With the assistance of a $11,890 grant from the Vermont Department of Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, the City of Burlington designed and installed a stormwater sidewalk which fully disconnects a 2010 sq. ft. area of the sidewalk right of way. This section of sidewalk was very degraded and presented many tripping hazards to pedestrians. Because … Continue reading