DEEP: Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines

Upcoming Watershed Events and Grant Deadlines
The following might be of interest to Connecticut Watershed Stakeholders:
USDA NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)  NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable, and cost-effective approaches to benefit resources. NRCS will select final RCPP projects following a two-phase application process that includes a pre-proposal application and a full proposal application.  Connecticut's priorities are: Water Quality Degradation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Degraded Plant Condition, Livestock Production Limitations.  July 8, 2015 is the closing date for submission of pre-proposals. For additional information, contact Joyce Purcell, Assistant State Conservationist-Programs, or (860) 871-4028
US Department of the Interior.  Goals include helping communities create close-to-home recreation opportunities and conserve natural resources. NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program is accepting applications through August 1, 2015 for help with a wide range of community-led projects. NPS staff can help local leaders:
  • Develop close-to-home parks and greenways
  • Manage community-led visioning, planning, and design
  • Facilitate public involvement
  • Build sustainable partnerships
  • Engage youth through outdoor recreation skill-building and conservation stewardship
  • Plan for trails, landscape conservation, water trails, river restoration, green transportation, and tourism
US EPA has approved CT DEEPís 2014 Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan effective September 29, 2014.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection uses the Department's web site to provide information about topics pertaining to water quality based programs within Connecticut.  These  updates may include information on the Water Quality Standards, TMDLs, Monitoring and Assessment, Watershed Management, Non-Point Source and 319 Programs, Aquifer Protection and other water quality programs or projects. If you would like to receive notice of water quality program updates by e-mail, please subscribe to the WQPlanning listserv.

Content last updated on June 1, 2015