The Clean Water Initiative Program coordinates, funds, tracks, and reports on priority projects to restore Vermont’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and wetlands. Each project is designed to reduce nonpoint source pollution, often referred to as polluted runoff and erosion. Runoff and erosion are caused by rain and snowmelt that carry sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants from neighborhoods, parking lots, office buildings, roads, farms, and logging areas into our waterways.
Projects awarded are summarized by State Fiscal Year below. Funds awarded in 2016 and 2017 include Clean Water Fund dollars, in addition to Capital Fund dollars. Clean Water Initiative Program accomplishments are summarized in the program's annual reports, linked below and on the Reports webpage. The Watershed Projects Database provides an online, searchable list of completed, funded, and proposed projects. The Clean Water Initiative Dashboard will be an online, interactive platform to make information on clean water projects, funded by state agencies, available to the public. For more information on the Dashboard, see the Clean Water Initiative Projects Dashboard fact sheet.