Applications for the 2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid Program now available
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Applications for the 2017 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid Program now available

The Vermont Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-aid grants program is now accepting applications for project year 2017 projects addressing aquatic invasive and nuisance species. The applications are due no later than Wednesday, 8 February 2017. These grants provide financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance plant and animal management … Continue reading

Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program Workshops Offered
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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

Innovative Grant Paves Way for Precision Application of Soil Amendments
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Innovative Grant Paves Way for Precision Application of Soil Amendments

In February 2015, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation awarded an Ecosystem Restoration Grant to the University of Vermont Extension to help farmers improve the application of soil amendments to their fields. The grant supported the purchase of a Tebbes MS140 material spreader.  The MS140 can not only accurately measure the amount of materials being … Continue reading

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

Vermont Watershed Grants Available
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Vermont Watershed Grants Available

The 2016 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for funding projects that help Vermonters protect, restore and enjoy the state’s watersheds. The applications are due no later than Friday, November 20, 2015. The Vermont Watershed Grants Program provides funds for water-related projects that: Protect or restore fish and wildlife habitats Protect or restore … Continue reading

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Project helps agricultural landowners in St. Albans Bay watershed

DEC awarded Ecosystem Restoration Program grant funds in 2014 to UVM Extension System to focus on working with owners of agricultural land within the Jewett Brook and Lower Stevens Brook subwatersheds of the larger St. Albans Bay watershed. These are two of the highest phosphorus loading waterways into Lake Champlain. These subwatersheds contain approximately 4,340 … 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