Tuesday, January 13, 2015

VT Aquatic Nuisance Species Grants Available, Due February 11, 2015

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the availability of project year 2015 Application for Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-Aid Grants. This grant program supports both native and non-native species management projects and is available to Vermont municipalities. Past supported projects include control of invasive plants like Eurasian watermilfoil and nuisance native aquatic plants, and aquatic invasive species spread prevention programs like public access "greeter" programs. Supported control methods have included the use of mechanical controls, benthic barriers, herbicides, and physical removal by hand.

Funding for Grant-in-Aid Grants comes from a portion of annual revenues from state motorboat registration fees and often federal funds.

For a project to be considered for funds in 2015, a completed application package should be submitted in electronic format (Portable Document Format preferred) and emailed to David Pasco (david.pasco@state.vt.us) by 4:30 PM on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

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