SELECTING CLEAN WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR VERMONT’S WATERSHEDS
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SELECTING CLEAN WATER SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR VERMONT’S WATERSHEDS

The Clean Water Service Delivery Act of 2019 (Act 76) establishes a new water quality project delivery approach to meet Vermont’s clean water goals, and establishes a long term funding source for the Vermont Clean Water Fund. Act 76 establishes new regional organizations called Clean Water Service Providers (CWSPs). With policy and priority setting from … Continue reading

Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program Workshops Offered
Announcements / Opportunities

Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program Workshops Offered

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering four workshops in September following the release of the next Request for Proposals (RFP) for the DEC Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program.  There are exciting new changes in the RFP as a result of the availability of Clean Water Fund dollars and feedback from many of our partners. DEC Staff will review changes … Continue reading

Taking a Team Approach to Restoring Lake Carmi
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Taking a Team Approach to Restoring Lake Carmi

As ice melts across Vermont’s lakes and Red-winged Blackbirds return to our marshes, a group of partners interested in the health of Franklin’s Lake Carmi prepares to move into high gear. On March 17th, representatives from local and state organizations met together in a Franklin community room to plan activities focused on restoring and protecting … Continue reading

EcoAmericorps: New Face, New Role, New Program
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EcoAmericorps: New Face, New Role, New Program

Madeline Cotter is one of the exciting first wave of twenty EcoAmericorps members to join Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation in September. Americorps is considered a domestic service version of the international Peace Corps program, where members gain direct on-the-job experience while earning a modest income. The VTDEC’s special “Eco” version of Americorps is placing … Continue reading

Grant Funding Available to Restore Clean Water in Vermont
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Grant Funding Available to Restore Clean Water in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program is seeking Request for Proposals (RFP) for the second round of State Fiscal Year 2016 grant funds to restore and protect Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands. Vermont municipalities, regional organization, non-profit associations, citizen groups, and state agencies are eligible to receive funding. The grant … Continue reading

DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program Announces New Round of State Grant Funding to Restore Clean Water in Vermont
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DEC’s Ecosystem Restoration Program Announces New Round of State Grant Funding to Restore Clean Water in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) is pleased to announce its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first round of State Fiscal Year 2016 grant funds to restore and protect Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands.  The funds target unmanaged nonpoint pollution sources – diffuse sources of runoff and erosion … Continue reading

Grant Funding Available for Ecosystem Restoration Projects
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Grant Funding Available for Ecosystem Restoration Projects

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) is pleased to announce the state fiscal year (SFY) 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for grants under the Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP). These grants are supported by capital construction funds contained in the fiscal year 2015 state budget. The ERP’s goal in awarding these grants is to restore … Continue reading

One Million Datapoints and Climbing
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One Million Datapoints and Climbing

One Million Datapoints and climbing, the Watershed Management Division is Building New Tools for Water Information The Watershed Management Division conducts a wide variety of water testing efforts throughout the State. Prior Flow posts have highlighted the role of citizen monitors, long-term projects on acid rain, and the use of hidden stream life to understand … Continue reading

Working with the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
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Working with the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

Over many years, the Watershed Management Division has been pleased to engage in a partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), to clean up sediment and nutrient pollution while educating the next generation of young environmental leaders. Every year, VYCC work crews, under the leadership of experienced and VYCC-trained crew leaders, work with the … Continue reading