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Vermont House backs Guilford pond restoration plan with $495k; still needs Senate approval

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GUILFORD, Vermont — The Vermont House has appropriated $495,000 to help restore Sweet Pond in Guilford by renovating the dam that creates the pond.

The pond at the Sweet Pond State Park in Guilford was drained in 2011 due to concerns about the dam's safety.

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation requested $90,000 in its fiscal year 2016 budget for planning, engineering and permitting at Sweet Pond, plus another $405,000 for dam construction the following year.

State Rep. Mike Hebert tells the Brattleboro Reformer (http://bit.ly/1InywfA ) House approval cleared a "significant hurdle" in a tough budget year.

The measure must still be approved by the Vermont Senate.


Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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