Montpelier - State Offices at National Life complex

Lake Champlain Restoration Plan Progress Report

Join Kari Dolan, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager, to learn about the State of Vermont's progress completing milestones necessary to clean up Lake Champlain. These milestones are spelled out in the Lake Champlain restoration plan, known as the Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Vermont Segments of Lake Champlain accountability framework. Recently, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the completion of these “Phase 1” milestones. These milestones put the necessary programs in place to reduce phosphorus inputs to Lake Champlain that lead to harmful cyanobacteria blooms. Milestones include updating Vermont’s Required Agricultural Practices, establishing Vermont’s Municipal Roads General Permit, and maintaining funds to support clean water improvement projects. 

The Catamount Room (N215), National Life Building, Montpelier
Online via Skype for Business

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

LaRosa 2017 Organizational Support Grant reports due

Reports for the pilot year of the LPP Organizational Support Grant are due. 

LPP partner participation has been responsible for translating water testing results into direct, on-the-ground actions. The LPP data have been used in the development of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution control plans, the identification and remediation of phosphorus pollution hotspots, and the documentation of priority subwatersheds for pollution control actions within VTDEC’s Tactical Basin Plans(TBP). The WMD recognizes the challenges the Partners face in securing funding to support the logistical aspects of water quality monitoring work. The funds awarded under this offering are intended to help fill this gap, for those groups whom are also working with the WMD and other partners in the implementation of “on-the-ground” water quality improvement projects. In 2016, the WMD released its first RFP to provide currently enrolled LPP Partners support in monitoring the effectiveness of water quality improvement practices. With the initial year of monitoring under this grant complete, these reports, which will serve to demonstrate the impact water quality improvement initiatives have on Vermon't waterways, are eagerly awaited. 

Reports should be completed using the templates developed by Kristen Underwood under contract for the DEC. Partners will use whichever of the five available templates relate to the projects they are monitoring and need submit only one final report. 

Reports should be directed to Jim Kellogg

Jim Kellogg - LPP Coordinator
Environmental Scientist
Department of Environmental Conservation
Watershed Management Division-Biomonitoring and Aquatic Studies Section
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05602-35221
(802) 490-6146

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain Meeting

The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain's Future meets Thursday, January 11th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the National Life Campus in Montpelier, Davis Building, Catamount Room (N215) and online via Skype for Business. During this meeting, the committee will be finalizing their 2018 Lake Champlain Action Plan. Members of the public are invted to attend online or in person. Please RSVP by emailing Bethany Sargent.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Clean Water Initiative Lecture: Stormwater Rule and General Permits Update

The Department of Environmental Conservation is implementing Vermont Clean Water Act requirements to update the stormwater rule, and to adopt general permits to address existing stormwater discharges, including “three-acre impervious surface” sites. Padraic Monks, Stormwater Program Manager, will provide a summary of proposed standards, and the timing and process for adoption of these regulations.

This presentation is part of the 2017-2018 Clean Water Initiative Lecture Series. Attend online (via Skype for Business) or in person in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier. If attending in person, please RSVP by email

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Clean Water Fund Board Meeting

Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier

The Clean Water Fund Board will review the results of the October 2017 public comment period and finalize its FY2019 Clean Water Fund budget recommendation. This meeting is open to the public. Please RSVP by emailing Emily Bird. Visit the Clean Water Fund Budget Process webpage for more information.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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 Initiative Lecture: Clean Water Fund Draft Budget and Budget Development Process

Join Clean Water Initiative Program Manager Kari Dolan to learn more about the Clean Water Fund draft budget and budget development process on September 14th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, in the Catamount Room at the National Life Building in Montpelier. This presentation is part of the 2017-2018 Clean Water Initiative Lecture Series. Attend online (via Skype for Business) or in person (RSVP by email)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Clean Water Fund Board Meeting

The public is invited to attend the Clean Water Fund Board meeting on Tuesday, September 5th, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the Winooski Room (M240), National Life Building, Montpelier. The Clean Water Fund Board will review and vote on the final draft State Fiscal Year 2019 allocations for the 20-day public comment period to be held September 8th - 28th. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


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