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 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) $350 Million Available nationally to protect and restore grasslands, wetlands, and working lands through voluntary sales of easements to limit future development.  Applications for funding due by January 15, 2016.
Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program 2016 Request for Proposals
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is pleased to solicit applications for the 2016 The Program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Projects include a variety of ecological improvements including: wetland, riparian, forest and coastal habitat restoration; wildlife conservation; community tree canopy enhancement; and/or water quality monitoring and stormwater management; along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship.
Full Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2016 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
2016 NEIWPCC Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference in Connecticut
27th Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference for the New England states and New York will be held on April 20-21, 2016 at the Hilton in Hartford, Connecticut.  Please save the date on your calendar and stay tuned for early bird registration next year.
If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please review our Call for Abstracts and submit an abstract online .  The deadline for submissions is December 16, 2015.
This conference, coordinated by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) in partnership with its member states and EPA, has become the premier forum for sharing information about nonpoint source pollution (NPS) issues and projects in this region.  The 2016 conference sessions will reflect the theme:  Doing More with Less: Tools for More Effective NPS Management.  More information
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 November 19, 2015