Funding For AIS Greeter and Management ProgramsĀ 

On January 12th, 2022, the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds held a special event to discuss funding for AIS (aquatic invasive species) Greeter and Management Programs.

FOVLAP Special Events
The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds organized this virtual meeting to discuss funding of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) programs from many perspectives. The prevention and management of AIS in Vermont lakes are important shared goals involving lake associations and conservation groups, as well as local governments, and state and federal agencies. Looking into the future, needs for funding are increasing, while some sources of funding are expected to decrease, at least in the near-term. The goal of this program was to inform stakeholders of funding sources and to discuss ways to bridge funding gaps.
Topics included:

  • Overview of the 2021 AIS survey
  • AIS funding horizon from DEC
  • Overview of AIS funding sources
  • Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) AIS funding
  • Role of Conservation Districts in AIS funding
  • A roundtable discussion on AIS funding

The full agenda can be viewed here.

The meeting was recorded and can be viewed here, and on YouTube.

2022 Funding For AIS Programs: