Fifteen watershed improvement projects were chosen to receive funding from Vermont’s 2015 Watershed Grant Program, according to a recent announcement from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
Forty-four applications were received, requesting a total of $387,744. The 2015 available funding totaled $100,000 and the size of the individual grants to be awarded ranged from $3,500 to $14,000.
2015 Watershed Grant projects include:
– 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), and
– Replacement of culverts in Northfield and Duxbury to enable fish to pass and reduce flood failure risk (Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District and Friends of the Winooski)
– Expanding the effectiveness of lake protection strategies (Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds).
– Explain river dynamics using a flume (Windham Natural Resources Conservation District).
– Milfoil spread prevention (Town of Charleston and Westmore Association).
– Re-examining years of previously collected water quality data to guide water quality protection actions for the future (Friends of the Mad River).
– Walloomsac Headwaters Park Management Plan (Bennington Natural Resources Conservation District).
Vermont’s Watershed Grants program is co-administed by the Departments of Environmental Conservation and Fish and Wildlife.
source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department