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November 9, 2015 - Vermont Clean Water Fund Board Updated Proposed Priorities are now on the Watershed Management Division website.

October 13, 2015 - 2016 Watershed Grants Program. DEC, along with the Vermont Department of and Fish and Wildlife, announce the availability of 2016 Watershed Grants Program. Grant funds can be used for a wide variety of water quality and aquatic habitat projects. The application deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015. Persons wanting more information and further details about the Program and how to apply can visit the Watershed Grants Program web page.

September 29, 2015 - Press Release: Public Input Sought on Clean Water Fund Allocation Priorities

September 8, 2015 - Vermont Clean Water Fund Board Proposed Priorities (PDF), on the Watershed Management Division web site

August 14, 2015 - EPA's "Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase 1 Implementation Plan" - see the Vermont Restoring Lake Champlain web site >>

August 18 & September 8, 2015 -
Vermont Clean Water Fund Board - online questionnaire and first meeting - The first meeting of the Clean Water Fund Board will be held on Tuesday, September 8, at 11:00 AM at the Catamount Conference Room in the Davis Building at the National Life complex in Montpelier. The public is invited to attend and to submit comments beforehand. Link to more information >>

July 2015 - 2014-2015 State Agency Green Stormwater Infrastructure Annual Reports - In March 2012, Governor Shumlin signed an Executive Order forming an Inter-agency Green Infrastructure Council.  The Council, composed of representatives from the Agency of Administration, Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Natural Resources, and the Agency of Transportation, is charged with integrating GSI into Agency programs though coordination, planning, and inter-agency information sharing.


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Program Spotlight
Redevelopment of Contaminated Properties -
The Brownfields Program

Municipal Planners, Redevelopers, and Community members can benefit their communities with new uses for abandoned and substantially underutilized properties. The links on this page will give you an introduction to: the principles of brownfield redevelopment, an understanding of the RCPP statute, redevelopment success stories, application materials, and available grant sources.
For more information, please see the Waste Management Division's Brownfields Program page...

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New Universal Recycling Symbols
New Universal Recycling Symbols

Flood Ready Vermont web site
Online resource to help VT communities avoid flood damage

State of Vermont Permitting & Compliance Portal
State of Vermont
Permitting & Compliance Portal

Vermont Secretary of State's Notice of Rulemaking Portal
Vermont Secretary of State's Notice of Rulemaking Portal

Vermont Ecosystem Restoration Program
Ecosystem Restoration Program

Vermont Mercury Education & Reduction Campaign
Learn more about what the DEC is doing to reduce Mercury Pollution


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