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Using Green Stormwater Infrastructure to Mitigate Combined Sewer Overflows. The Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking proposals to construct green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) for municipalities in the Lake Champlain Basin to reduce polluted runoff and high stormflows from developed lands that drain into combined sewer systems (CSSs) and that contribute to combined sewer overflows (CSOs). This project will target GSI to infiltrate stormwater runoff in developed lands draining to CSSs, before runoff enters CSSs, to minimize the risk of CSOs in a cost-effective manner. Eligible projects include stormwater reductions using GSI to CSSs proposed to relieve CSO events, or stormwater treatment for stormwater that is being or will be separated from a CSS under a municipal long-term control plan.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Wetland Easements and Restoration. The Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking proposals to implement priority wetland restoration and enhancement efforts through easement acquisition and restoration, or restoration of existing conserved lands, to attenuate nonpoint source phosphorus in the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont. Wetland restoration projects will target critical areas where restoration will result in the attenuation of nonpoint source phosphorus, thereby maintaining and improving downstream water quality. Projects may incorporate wetland buffer, river corridor, and floodplain easements and restoration. Design, engineering, construction and planting activities are eligible. Permitting costs are not eligible. New acquisition with restoration or enhancement are eligible, as is restoration on existing conserved lands.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, December 14, 2018.