The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation issues most of the state’s environmental permits, sets forth regulations and assures compliance. Through its programs, the DEC manages water and air quality, regulates solid and hazardous wastes, administers a number of voluntary pollution and waste reduction programs.
Among other responsibilities, positions in the Department collect data, conduct research, run volunteer programs, develop educational and outreach materials and programs, administer grants , work with conservation organizations and state and federal agencies to examine critical environmental issues.
ECO AmeriCorps is a national service program administered by the DEC that places 24 full time members at non-profit and local and state government host sites through out the state of Vermont. Members serve an 11 month term (September through August).