Vt. awards grants for watershed improvementThe Associated Press | March 24,2014MONTPELIER — Vermont will be supporting 15 watershed improvement projects across the state with grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000.
The projects were chosen out of 58 applications received, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
“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 and Wildlife Department.
“We’re glad to provide a funding option for what I like to think of as little grants with big results.”
Projects that will receive 2014 Watershed Grant Program funding include restoration and clean-up in the White River drainage basin; Water Street river park planning for Northfield; a river access project in Rochester and Pittsfield and a milfoil prevention project in Charleston.
Other projects awarded funds are a dam removal on upper Wells River, expanded effectiveness of lake protection strategies for the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds, a project about river dynamics for the Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District and floodplain and habitat restoration at Pinney Hollow Brook.
The watershed grants are funded by some of the proceeds from the Vermont conservation license plate sales. The state says almost $1.4 million has funded 336 projects.
Organizations or towns who think they might have an eligible project can contact Wentworth or Rick Hopkins of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
Grant applications for next year are accepted annually from October to late November or early December.MORE IN This Just In
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: V-2 No. 13, launched this day in 1946 from White Sands, New Mexico, takes first photographs of Earth from the edge of the planet's outer atmosphere; 1947: Walt Disney testifies before HUAC, names employees he says are communists.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont's brand discussed at Killington, state's attorney candidates Marc Brierre and Rose Kennedy profiled, Curtis reports about Rutland police chief's new job, and four arrested, charged for heroin, crack sales.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1935, New York gangster, bootlegger, ruthless murderer Dutch Schultz, born Arthur Flegenheimer to Jewish-German immigrant parents, and three associates gunned down, killed, at the Palace Chophouse in Newark, N.J.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Acclaimed illusionist & escape artist Harry Houdini, performing in Montreal in 1926, is sucker-punched by a McGill University student. Houdini doesn't know he has peritonitis - the punches are possible factor in his Oct. 31 death.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Police Chief James Baker to resign from the force at the end of the year to take a job in Washington, D.C., jury remains out in teacher killing murder trial, Rec Dept. releases report on what's wrong with White's Pool.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Well diggers in Cardiff, New York, find what is thought to be the petrified body of a 10-foot-tall man, perfectly preserved after thousands of years, which becomes a popular roadside attraction until proven to be a fake.