July 1, 2015 - ECO Vermont Americorps Opportunities for recent college graduates - the Governor has announced competitive AmeriCorps funding dedicated to a new program that will create service positions focused on supporting clean water in Vermont. The grant will create the Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) Vermont program. Under ECO Vermont, DEC will oversee a team of full and part-time AmeriCorps members who will be hosted by local governments or non-profit organizations to work on projects designed to enhance the quality of water in the Vermont’s streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Through this work, AmeriCorps members will gain valuable on-the-job training that will help them develop skills for future employment opportunities. The program is currently recruiting full-time members with service to begin in September 2015! Recruitment is also underway for host site organizations. More information and an on-line application form can be found on the DEC's ECO AmeriCorps site.
December 11, 2014 - Waterbury Hydroelectric Project – The Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a Water Quality Certification to Green Mountain Power certifying that operation of the Waterbury Hydroelectric Project under the its new federal license will protect water quality and aquatic habitat. For more information >> www.watershedmanagement.vt.gov/rivers.htm
November 17, 2014 - Vermont's Clean Water Initiative - New Report Outlines Priority Actions to Improve Vermont's Water Quality. See Restoring Lake Champlain site for more information >>
November 4, 2014 - EPA Announces Joint Public Meetings to Discuss Next Steps in Vermont's Lake Champlain Cleanup Efforts. Read the announcement and schedule of meetings on the EPA web site or visit the VT DEC's Restoring Lake Champlain web site.
October 22, 2014 - Wolcott Pond - The Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a Use of Public Waters decision to deny the Friends of Wolcott Pond’s petition proposing a ban on all internal combustion motors on Wolcott Pond. For more information >>
October 14, 2014 - 2015 Watersheds Grant Program RFP - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife have announced the availability of 2015 Watershed Grants Program funds to address water quality and aquatic habitat on a statewide basis.
Proposals are due by November 21, 2014. For more information>>