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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. 

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 >>

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 >>


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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.
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