Please note that our offices will be closed for the holiday on Thursday Nov 23 and Friday November 24. We will reopen for normal hours on Monday, Nov 27. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving.
MONTPELIER –Vermont’s Congressional Delegation recently secured $18.9 million dollars in federal funding for the Low-Income Heating Assistance Program. These funds will help 20,000 Vermont households keep warm this winter. Low-income households across Vermont can expect to receive an average of $879 to assist with winter heating costs.
BURLINGTON – The Vermont Department of Health, in partnership with the Agencies of Education and Natural Resources, is launching a pilot project designed to encourage schools to test drinking water for lead at each tap used for drinking or cooking, and take actions to lower lead levels.
MONTPELIER -- The Act 73 Working Group released its recommendations today for long-term water quality funding to meet the state’s clean water goals.
Significant long-term investment is needed to restore and sustain the high quality of Vermont’s waterways. While existing resources available from state, municipal and private sectors will meet their portion of the required clean water investment in the immediate future, these resources are stressed and unlikely to be adequate after FY 2021.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding two public meetings to present the Lake Memphremagog, Coaticook and Tomifobia Rivers Tactical Basin Plan, which outlines how the State will achieve new phosphorus pollution targets for the Memphremagog Watershed in Vermont.
MONTPELIER – This holiday season, Vermont State Parks invites you to purchase holiday gift packages, park passes, and gift certificates for friends and family. Not only will they benefit the recipient, but they’ll benefit the parks, too.
This year’s popular gift packages are all new with colorful, useful gear designed to make your outdoor adventures both stylish and fun. These packages come fully wrapped and ready to give. They can be ordered online, and shipping is free. This year’s offerings are:
Day Tripper $59
MONTPELIER - The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will be holding four public meetings to provide updates from different sectors of the Department’s work and to hear from those with interest in the forest economy. Department staff are traveling to these locations to give the public an opportunity to communicate directly with various program leaders to have questions answered, concerns heard or to discuss opportunities that the Department can assist them with.
All meetings will be from 7:30-9:30 am at the following locations:
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has recently completed a draft long-range management plan for the Camel’s Hump Management Unit, including Camel’s Hump State Park, Camel’s Hump State Forest, Robbins Mountain Wildlife Management Area, and Huntington Gap Wildlife Management Area. Land management plans are drafted and reassessed periodically and are the product of a collaboration among agency experts and public input.
MONTPELIER – Hitting the road this month is a brand-new bulk pellet delivery truck for Vermont Renewable Fuels (VRF). The 2017 Kenworth capable of hauling 16-tons of pellets with fully pneumatic delivery system was funded in part by a $94,000 grant from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF).
BENNINGTON - Municipal waterline construction has begun in the Town of Bennington and the Village of North Bennington. Water service will be extended to properties with on-site wells contaminated or threatened by perfluooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the area where the State of Vermont and Saint-Gobain have settled Saint-Gobain’s liability. Saint-Gobain is also continuing an investigation of the affected properties east of Route 7 with oversight from the Agency of Natural Resources.