Funding For 8 VT Watershed Projects Announced

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/18 2014 03:37PM

Updated 03/18 2014 05:06PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife Department selected 8  projects to receive funding from Vermont's 2014 Watershed Grant Program.

A press release says grants ranged from $2,500 to $15,000 totaling the total 2014 funding of $100,000.

“Although these grants are relatively small, much is accomplished and the increased public awareness should pay benefits into the future,” said Rod Wentworth of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. “We’re glad to provide a funding option for what I like to think of as little grants with big results.”

The following projects were selected for the funding:
  • 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).
 The grant application period opens every year in October and closes in late November or early December.

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