State Releases Universal Recycling Status Report

Montpelier – On the heels of America Recycles Day—a national celebration of recycling held each November 15th—the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released it’s first “Universal Recycling Status Report.”  The 16-page report summarizes the status of recycling, composting, and food donation across the state.

Vermont’s Universal Recycling law (Act 148) passed unanimously in 2012. The law’s goal was to reverse decades-long stagnant recycling and composting rates and it is working. 

Trails Blaze the Way for Vermont’s Economic Future

WATERBURY, VT— Exploring Vermont’s outdoors by trail has always been part of the Green Mountain state’s culture, but now there is strong evidence to support how those activities bolster the state’s economy, too. The popularity of growing member-based trail networks for mountain biking, backcountry skiing, all-terrain riding and more are blazing new pathways for economic growth in the State. 

VT Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Stakeholders Meeting Nov 29th

VT RGGI Stakeholders Meeting
Tuesday November 29, 2016
9:00 – 11:00 am
Davis building at 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Public Service Board will hold a meeting to brief stakeholders on the ongoing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) 2016 program review and to receive comment on Vermont-specific elements of the RGGI program.

The meeting will cover the current status of the program review, and the highlights of the RGGI stakeholder meeting of November 21.

Watershed Grant Application Deadline Extended to December 2nd

*Deadline Extention:  Applications are now due no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The 2017 Vermont Watershed Grants Program is now accepting applications for projects that protect, restore and enhance the state's lakes, streams, rivers and ponds, as well as projects that help Vermonters understand and enjoy these treasures.  Applications are due no later than Friday, December 2, 2016.

Updated Rules for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs

Montpelier -- An improved set of practices designed to protect water quality on logging jobs goes into effect as a revised rule tomorrow, October 22. The Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont, or AMPs, are a set of practices designed to protect water quality by minimizing soil erosion and runoff during and after logging activity.

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