Announcements / Progress

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

2015 Watershed Grants Program Funding Awarded
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2015 Watershed Grants Program Funding Awarded

Waterways across Vermont will see improvements in 2015 thanks to Vermont’s Watershed Grant Program, which has awarded grant funds to fifteen watershed improvement projects totaling $100,000. Successful applicants each received individual grants ranging from $3,500 to $14,000. The 2015 projects cover a range of water quality and aquatic habitat projects, including these examples in three … Continue reading

Senator Leahy Announces New Round of Federal Grant Funding for Lake Champlain
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Senator Leahy Announces New Round of Federal Grant Funding for Lake Champlain

Great news for Clean Water!  Senator Patrick Leahy and the Lake Champlain Basin Program recently announced $650,000 in federal funding to support water quality and conservation needs in Lake Champlain Basin. Lake Champlain is a real beauty; one of Vermont’s natural gems. Vermonters love this Lake and the streams that flow into it. However, Lake … 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

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

Grant Funding Available for Watershed Projects
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Grant Funding Available for Watershed Projects

The Vermont Watershed Grants Program is a joint project of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The program is funded by sales of the Vermont Conservation License Plate. The program has funded over 300 watershed projects statewide dating back to 1998. For the 2014 program, $100,000 is available to fund … Continue reading