State board seeks input on clean water projects
MONTPELIER- As Vermont prepares to significantly increase the funds available for clean water projects, the state’s Clean Water Board is reaching out to Vermonters, asking them to weigh in on the best way to allocate funds. Public input will help the Clean Water Board make its budget recommendation, representing approximately $33 million of the $50 million anticipated to be available for water quality projects in state fiscal year 2021. Clean water funding supports municipalities, farmers, and others implementing priority projects to improve water quality in Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands.
The Clean Water Board is accepting comments through September 6. The easiest way to provide feedback is through the board’s eight-question online questionnaire at www.surveymonkey.com. Vermonters are also invited to participate in the Clean Water Budget Public Hearing on August 22. Attendees will learn more about clean water funding as well as the budget process, and provide comments on the board’s draft state’s fiscal year 2021 clean water budget.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 22, at 10 am, in the Winooski Room, National Life Building, and online through Skype. To attend in person RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit dec.vermont.gov to learn more about how to participate in the clean water budget process.