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State of Vermont Seeks Public Input on Clean Water Budget

October 20, 2023

For Immediate Release – October 20, 2023 

Media Contact: 
Emily Bird, Clean Water Initiative Program Manager
Department of Environmental Conservation | Agency of Natural Resources

State of Vermont Seeks Public Input on Clean Water Budget

Montpelier, Vt. Vermont’s Clean Water Board is seeking public input on the State Fiscal Year 2025 Clean Water Budget by November 20, 2023. Vermonters can weigh in on how they would like to prioritize approximately $39.6 million to fund projects to protect and improve the quality of water in our rivers, lakes, ponds, and wetlands. State Fiscal Year 2025 begins July 1, 2024, and ends June 30, 2025.

“Each year, the Clean Water Board welcomes and values the public’s input to help guide its Clean Water Budget priorities,” said Agency of Natural Resources Secretary and Clean Water Board member Julie Moore. “Public comment is a critical step in the Board’s annual budget process, and we thank the public for their time and input.”

The public can share whether they think funding levels are sufficient, whether they agree with the priorities, and if they have recommendations. The Board will review public comment before making its final Clean Water Budget recommendation in December 2023.

The public is encouraged to visit the Clean Water Board webpage to:


If you need help participating in the public comment period or would like a printed copy of the questionnaire, email Use the subject line “SFY 2025 Clean Water Budget Public Comment.”

Visit the Clean Water Initiative reports webpage and access the Clean Water Interactive Dashboard to learn more about investments in and results of state-funded clean water projects.

If Emily Bird is not available at 802-490-4083 or, contact Gianna Petito at 802-636-7547 or


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