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2014 Watershed Grants Awarded

posted Mar 20, 2014, 2:26 PM by Lyn Munno   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 1:54 PM ]
Excerpted from Press Release: March 18, 2014

The 2014 Watershed Grants program received 58 applications requesting a total of $432,700, with only $100,000 available. Individual grants ranged from $2,500 to $15,000.

This year’s projects include:
•       Restoration and clean-up efforts in the White River drainage basin (White River Partnership),
•       Helping to remove a dam on the upper Wells River (CT River Watershed Council),
•       Expanding the effectiveness of lake protection strategies (Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds),
•       River access project in Rochester and Pittsfield (VT River Conservancy),
•       Explain river dynamics using a flume (Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District),
•       Milfoil spread prevention (Town of Charleston),
•       Pinney Hollow Brook floodplain / habitat restoration (Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission), and
•       Planning for Water Street river park (Town of Northfield).

Contacts: Rick Hopkins, VT Department of Environmental Conservation (490-6115) and Rod Wentworth, VT Department of Fish and Wildlife (595-5179).