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.
Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.