A new report released January 15, 2017 by the Office of the State Treasurer puts forth recommendations to the Vermont Legislature on potential mechanism to provide financial resources for water quality restoration projects over the next 20 years.
A Day of Dialogue for Vermont Brewers of All Sizes
Montpelier, Vt.—State agencies are teaming up to ensure that Vermont brewers continue to brew up delicious beer and strong business this year instead of unwanted environmental violations.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is initiating a multi-year study to better understand the state’s moose herd.
Moose across the Northeast are increasingly under stress from a parasite known as winter ticks. The ticks are becoming more prolific as spring and fall weather has warmed in recent years, causing some moose to collapse from blood loss or die from hypothermia after rubbing their insulating hair off in an attempt to rid themselves of the parasite.
Montpelier—Start the New Year on the right foot and get outside for a “First Day Hike” in a Vermont State Park. Individuals and groups are invited to join one of several free, family-friendly hiking events taking place on January 1, 2017 throughout the state in beautiful parks and forests. Professional guides and outdoor educators will lead the way, sharing their knowledge and love of the Vermont outdoors.
ST. JOHNSBURY—The Agency of Natural Resources’ regional office in St. Johnsbury is moving to a new location at the end of this week. Residents and businesses served by this office are advised of the upcoming change and temporary office closing.
The current office location on Portland Street (Route 2) will be closed Friday, December 16 to accommodate final moving procedures. If you need immediate assistance during this time, please call the Agency of Natural Resources main office in Montpelier at (802) 828-1294.
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.
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 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.
DWSRF Priority List Ranking Criteria Changes
DWSRF Planning Loan Forgiveness Eligibility Changes
CWSRF FY16 Affordability Criteria Changes
*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.