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:
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.
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:
of fish and wildlife habitats.
Improvement of water quality and protection of shorelines.
of recreational access and trails within the watershed areas.
Identifying and protecting historic and cultural resources in the watershed
that educate people about watershed resources and protection and that encourage
citizen participation in protecting watershed resources.
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(d) [Repealed.]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).)