Annual Reports

Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2016 Investment Report (December 2016)

This report summarizes annual State-only investments to address priority water quality problems across Vermont.¹ This first multi-agency investment report establishes the baseline of information that will be used to gauge progress in achieving the State’s clean water goals over time. 

Clean Water Initaitive Program Annual Report 2015 (February 2016)

In State Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016), the Clean Water Initaitive Program (formerly known as the Ecosystem Restoration Program) awarded a total of 61 grants and contracts worth over $2 million of  funds to municipalities, watershed organizations, natural resources conservation districts, the regional planning commissions, the University of Vermont, and nongovernmental organizations to improve water quality. This report highlights program accomplishments, and summarizes these grant awards, including the number of projects and dollars awarded by watershed,  county, type, and funding source. 

Ecosystem Restoration Program Annual Report 2014 (February  2015)

Ecosystem Restoration Program Annual Report 2013 (February 2014)

Legislative Reports

Vermont Subsurface Agricultural Tile Drainage Report (January 2017)

Act 97 Report - What is the Clean Water Initiative? (November 2014)

Act 138 Report - Water Quality Remediation, Implementation and Funding Report (January 2013)

  • Part I: Clean Water Needs, Financial Tools, and Administration
  • Part II: Lake Shoreland Protection and Restoration Management Options

Vermont Nonpoint Source Management Program

The Vermont NPS Management Program is a document that has been prepared by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in fulfillment of a federal requirement. The document, which updates earlier versions of the Vermont Nonpoint Source Management Program, contains the key components the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, requires for states to remain eligible for continued Section 319 grant funding to combat eligible types or sources of nonpoint source pollution.  DEC considers the Nonpoint Source Management Program document to be consistent with the implementation plan associated with the phosphorus-based Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) prepared by EPA for the Vermont portion of Lake Champlain and its drainage basin.

Vermont Nonpoint Source Management Program (August 2015)

Appendices to the Vermont Nonpoint Source Management Program

EPA Region 1 approval letter