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September is Vermont's River Cleanup Month

Host: Watersheds United Vermont

Location: Statewide

Event Description:  For years, local watershed groups and other volunteers in Vermont have organized river cleanups to remove trash that has accumulated in our waterways. Trash in rivers and lakes not only creates an eyesore for paddlers and swimmers, but it also negatively impacts riparian wildlife and adds pollutants to our waters.

Watersheds United Vermont is helping to promote Vermont River Cleanup Month and to provide information and resources to help you run a successful cleanup. You can help volunteer with an existing cleanup or you can help organize your own. Click here to find a river cleanup near you!

Pre-registration required:  Yes

Cost:  Free

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Draft Rule: EPR Ch 2 Municipal Pollution Control Priority System

The Facilities Engineering Division in response to Vermont Act 103 of 2016 has prepared an update to Environmental Protection Rule, Chapter 2: The Municipal Pollution Control Project Priority System.

This draft Rule defines how projects are ranked annually on the project priority list of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, as well as certain project eligibilities, and now includes a project bypass system that is similar to the one used by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.  The draft Rule now considers broader ranges of project types and eligibilities, water quality concerns, and sustainability issues.  The draft Rule also ranks how projects are considered for Vermont Pollution Control Grants and the way that those grants are calculated. 

The draft rule may be downloaded in pdf format from our website.  

Public comment is open through: Friday, September 29, 2017.

A public comment meeting will be held on September 22, 2017 at the ANR Annex Building, 190 Junction Road, Berlin  from 1:30PM to 3:30PM.

Please send written comments to: Lynnette Claudon ; or 1 National Life Drive, Main 1, Montpelier VT 05620.

For questions, please call Lynnette Claudon at 802-490-6226.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Clean Water Fund Board Working Meeting

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm in the Catamount Room (N215), National Life Building, Montpelier

The Clean Water Fund Board will review the results of the September 2017 Clean Water Fund public comment period on the final draft FY2019 budget recommendation, and update their budget recommendation as needed. This meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing Emily Bird.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Clean Water Fund Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier

The Clean Water Fund Board will vote on their final recommended Fiscal Year 2019 Clean Water Fund Budget. This meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing Emily Bird.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm