Vermont Clean Water Week is August 20 – 26

Governor Scott Announces Clean Water Week 2017

Governor Philip B. Scott is issuing a proclamation to declare the week of August 20th “Clean Water Week” for the State of Vermont. Vermont businesses, organizations, communities and individuals across the state are taking part in the celebration of Vermont’s waters, and joining the call for action to restore and protect this vital resource.

VT Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative Refines Goals

Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative Gathers 60 Stakeholders to Refine Initial Goals ahead of Public Meetings

The Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC), a public-private committee tasked by Governor Phil Scott with economic development centered around outdoor recreation, last week gathered 60 stakeholders for a two-day policy conference at the historic Grafton Inn, Aug. 2-3, 2017.

Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Recipients Announced

Recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence have been announced and will be recognized at a ceremony at the State House on August 4th. Environmental excellence awards have been given since 1993 to recognize efforts and actions of Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability.  To date, more than 200 efforts have been recognized. 

State Announces Settlement Agreement with Saint-Gobain

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL TJ DONOVAN, AND BENNINGTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE A SETTLEMENT WITH SAINT-GOBAIN

Company will fund water line extensions for portion of Bennington and North Bennington and complete expedited investigation in remaining area impacted by PFOA

Construction on water lines will begin in 2017

State officials will present the terms of the settlement agreement in detail at two community meetings in Bennington this week

 

Clean Water Fund Board seeks public input

The Clean Water Fund Board is pleased to announce a 30-day public comment period to gather input on Vermont’s clean water funding priorities for the next state fiscal year. The Clean Water Fund supports municipalities, farmers, and others in making needed investments in priority projects to improve water quality in Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Your participation in the Clean Water Fund budget process will help the State better understand public priorities for funding clean water improvements. There are many opportunities to participate!

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