In 2008 the Bayou Vermilion District was awarded a grant by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) to demonstrate non-point source pollution abatement.

This grant focuses on stormwater that, as it enters our waterways, carries with it a variety of pollutants from many different sources making it the primary source of non-point source pollution. This LDEQ grant, titled A Comprehensive Strategy for Implementing Best Management Practices to Improve the Quantity and Quality of Stormwater Entering Vermilion River has five different elements.