The Watershed Management Division at the Department of Environmental Conservation is responsible for protecting, maintaining, enhancing and restoring the quality of Vermont's surface water resources. The Division includes three media-specific programs, Wetlands, Rivers and Lakes, that provide for the comprehensive management of these resources through science-based management and permitting programs and activities. The Division also administers federally delegated Stormwater and Wastewater permitting programs that regulate discharges to surface waters. The Monitoring and Assessment program monitors and assesses surface water quality and supports the development of plans and reports that identify protection and restoration needs and actions.
We partner with the DEC on water quality efforts including water quality monitoring, wetland restoration and Tactical Basin Planning.