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Title 10: Conservation and Development


Sub-Chapter 001: Establishment

10 V.S.A. § 4050. Watershed management account

§ 4050. Watershed management account

(a) There is created a watershed management account within the fish and wildlife fund for the purpose of protecting the Lake Champlain, Lake Memphremagog, and Connecticut River and Hudson River watersheds. The account shall consist of:

(1) Receipts from sale of conservation motor vehicle registration plates pursuant to 23 V.S.A. § 304b.

(2) Any gifts, grants, or contributions made to the account.

(3) Funds that may be appropriated by the general assembly.

(b) Interest from the account shall be credited annually to the watershed management account and the amount in the account shall carry over from year to year.

(c) The commissioner may make expenditures from the account in the form of grants to local or regional governments or governmental agencies, or nonprofit or citizen groups for the following purposes:

(1) Protection of fish and wildlife habitats.

(2) Improvement of water quality and protection of shorelines.

(3) Provision of recreational access and trails within the watershed areas.

(4) Identifying and protecting historic and cultural resources in the watershed areas.

(5) Activities that educate people about watershed resources and protection and that encourage citizen participation in protecting watershed resources.

(6) Monitoring of fish and wildlife populations of watershed resources and water quality.

(d) [Repealed.]  (Added 1995, No. 189 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. May 22, 1996; amended 2009, No. 33, § 83(e)(5).)

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