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Clean and Clear offers ecosystem restoration grants

first_imgClean and Clear offers ecosystem restoration grantsWATERBURY (September 9, 2008)- Governor Jim Douglas announced today that the Center for Clean and Clear at the Agency of Natural Resources is making up to $500,000 in grants available for its Ecosystem Restoration Program.Governor Douglas said the newly expanded program broadens the range of eligible projects to more fully encompass the multitude of strategies and techniques available for improving water quality in the state, with special emphasis on reducing phosphorus and sediment pollution associated with wet weather runoff.”These grants will help our watershed partners do the work that improves water quality town by town across Vermont,” said Julie Moore, director of the Center for Clean and Clear. “The improvements we make on land have direct impacts on protecting our rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.”The Center for Clean and Clear is particularly interested in projects that can improve stream stability; protect against flood hazards; improve in-stream and riparian habitat; reduce the effects of pollution from sediment; nutrients and other pollutants; protect and restore riparian wetlands; re-establish lakeshore native vegetation; reduce shoreline erosion; enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural lands and incorporate the science of fluvial geomorphology in river corridor management decisions.Governor Jim Douglas made water quality one of his top environmental priorities when he created the Clean and Clear Action Plan five years ago. Since then, the state has invested more than $40 million and leveraged an additional $40 million in federal funds to implement water quality programs that have garnered national recognition and awards.”The Clean and Clear Action Plan has made a difference in protecting our waters,” Douglas said. “These grants go to the heart of the effort – Vermonters working together for our future environmental and economic prosperity.”The Center for Clean and Clear is accepting one-page project “pre-proposals” until October 10, 2008.Through a competitive process, Vermont municipalities, local or regional governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and citizen groups can apply for the grants.The Center for Clean and Clear will then work with proponents to develop either more detailed proposals or project work plans for funding consideration. More information and grant guidelines can be found at: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/cleanandclear/index.htm(link is external).last_img read more

Spain launches new action plan on sports integrity

first_img Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submit Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 CONFAD, Spain’s ‘national commission’ for combatting sports manipulation and fraud has published its action plan for 2020/2021, outlining 21 directives to safeguard the integrity of Spanish sports.The action plan overseen by Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry, as the government department of Spain’s betting industry seeks to bolster four core areas protecting all levels of Spanish sports; ‘analysis and diagnostics’, ‘awareness and disclosure’, ‘control and monitoring’ and a ‘the oversight of current regulations and operations’.Supporting CONFAD directives, the Consumer Affairs Ministry states that the action plan will be implemented by the DGOJ and further coordinated with Spain’s National Sports Council, federal police force and Guardia Civil.CONFAD and government counterparts will work together to improve all Spanish professional sports understanding of integrity threats and competition fraud related to betting.Initiatives include developing a training programme for athletes, coaches and further stakeholders on identifying integrity risks and criminal activities.The action plan further aims to improve all core disciplines related to integrity monitoring and reporting of suspicious events, improving data transfer and cooperation frameworks between sports clubs, betting operators, government departments and police agencies.As a final objective, CONFAD and its government counterparts will work to ensure that Spain’s legal framework is’ accurately adjusted’ to help prosecute sports integrity criminal cases.The increasing relevance and constant evolution of the manipulation of sports competitions and betting fraud demonstrate the need to have an effective approach in the fight against this practice,” CONFAD explained. StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more