Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Conducts Class 4 Road Erosion Remediation and Demonstration Project
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Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission Conducts Class 4 Road Erosion Remediation and Demonstration Project

In an effort to demonstrate the importance of municipalities addressing significant erosion sources from Class 4 roads, the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) conducted a remediation and demonstration project in the Towns of Calais, Moretown, and Worcester. The project was funded by a grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Lake Champlain … Continue reading

Requests for Proposals: Lake Champlain TMDL Implementation Grants
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Requests for Proposals: Lake Champlain TMDL Implementation Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the State of Vermont and the Lake Champlain Basin Program $4 million to implement the 2016 Lake Champlain Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), which sets phosphorus pollution targets for Vermont segments of Lake Champlain. The Agency of Natural Resources and the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets are administering approximately $3.5 million … Continue reading

2018 Watershed Grant Application Deadline – January 15th
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2018 Watershed Grant Application Deadline – January 15th

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 … Continue reading

Celebrating the Accomplishments of the 2016-2017 ECO AmeriCorps Members
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Celebrating the Accomplishments of the 2016-2017 ECO AmeriCorps Members

Vermont Clean Water Week is a time to highlight the tremendous accomplishments of the recently graduated members of the 2016-2017 ECO (Environmental Careers and Opportunities) AmeriCorps program! Twenty members served with local partners across the state in water quality focused positions over the last year, improving over 12 miles of rivers and streams and 309 acres … Continue reading

State Announces Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project
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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
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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