Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Opportunity for VT Municipalities
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Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Opportunity for VT Municipalities

The Vermont Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid grants program is now accepting applications for project year 2016. Projects that address aquatic invasive and nuisance species are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Municipalities and agencies of the state are eligible to receive ANC Grant-in-aid grants.  These grants support aquatic … Continue reading

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species…will you be ready?
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Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species…will you be ready?

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) continue to be a great concern in Vermont, demanding our attention as well as our resources. Vermont public access greeters educate lake visitors about invasive species, provide courtesy watercraft inspections and STOP introductions. 2014 marked the Public Access Greeter Program’s 13th year. Through 24 locally-run programs throughout Vermont, public access greeters … Continue reading

Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Opportunity for Municipalities
Announcements / Opportunities

Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Opportunity for Municipalities

The Department of Environmental Conservation is pleased to announce the availability of project year 2015 Application for Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-Aid Grants. This grant program  supports both native and non-native species management projects and is available to Vermont municipalities.  Past supported projects include control of invasive plants like Eurasian watermilfoil and nuisance native aquatic plants, and … Continue reading

New Find of Eurasian Watermilfoil
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New Find of Eurasian Watermilfoil

Lime Pond (10 acres) in Barnard becomes the 68th Vermont lake/pond with a population of the aquatic invasive species, Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). Eurasian watermilfoil is a nonnative perennial aquatic plant that spreads primarily by plant fragments. Watermilfoil’s dense growth can reduce recreational opportunities, outcompete beneficial native aquatic plants, and provides little value to wildlife. … Continue reading

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, one boat inspection at a time
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Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, one boat inspection at a time

2013 marked the Vermont Boat Access Greeter Program’s 12th year of courtesy boat inspections. Through 23 locally-run programs throughout Vermont, access greeters inspected nearly 15,000 boats, bringing the cumulative number of boats inspected by greeters through the history of the program to 73,572. Boat access greeters help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) … Continue reading

Grant Funding Available for Aquatic Nuisance Control Projects
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Grant Funding Available for Aquatic Nuisance Control Projects

  The Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-Aid grant program supports both native and non-native species management projects and is available to Vermont municipalities. Projects supported since 1994 include programs to control Eurasian watermilfoil, purple loosestrife, curly leaf pondweed, and nuisance native aquatic plants, and aquatic invasive species spread prevention programs. Supported management methods have included the … Continue reading