Montpelier – The Agency of Natural Resources is starting a process to provide special protections for four unique Vermont wetlands by designating them Class I. The four wetlands vary in size, region, and function, but all have been determined to be irreplaceable or exceptional in their contribution to Vermont’s natural heritage.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is pleased to announce the State Fiscal Year 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Ecosystem Restoration grants. The goals in awarding these grants are to restore and protect rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and wetlands from phosphorus and nitrogen pollution caused by runoff and erosion.
MONTPELIER—Today, the Carson Davidson Revocable Trust Fund entrusted 204 acres of beloved property in Hubbardton to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation as part of what will be Vermont’s newest state park. The Taconic Mountains Ramble park was the vision of Carson “Kit” Davidson, who passed away this past Thursday at the age of 92.
Long before he built a Japanese garden in the shadow of Hubbardton’s Mt. Zion, documentary filmmaker and author Kit Davidson lived with his wife Mickie, a children’s book author, in the heart of Greenwich Village.
MONTPELIER – An unpermitted salvage yard operating in Vershire is now required to pay a $29,000 penalty after failing to follow orders to clean-up oil and gasoline spills and wastes on its property.
The Agency of Natural Resources announced today the issuance of a Judgment Order against Allen LaFlamme, owner of Allen’s Affordable Auto Salvage in Vershire, for multiple violations of Vermont Salvage Yard and Hazardous Waste laws. Mr. LaFlamme must pay a $29,000 penalty and comply with corrective actions.
Vermont Foodbank and partners note 40% increase
MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont Foodbank announced today a 40% increase in food donations in 2016, topping the 25-30% increase seen in 2015. This announcement comes during September’s Hunger Action Month. It confirms healthier, fresher foods like fruits, vegetables and frozen meat, are making their way into refrigerators and onto plates of Vermonters in need.
2017 Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program - Round 2, Fall 2016
RFP expected to be issued September 15, 2016.
Montpelier, Vt. – State officials recently discovered the presence of an invasive clam species in Lake Bomoseen. The Asian clam has been documented in surrounding regions like Lake George, NY, but has not been found in Vermont until now.
The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation filed the Final Proposed Revised Rule for Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont (AMPs) with the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR) and the Secretary of State's Office on August 23, 2016. LCAR will consider the Final Proposed Rule at its September 8, 2016 meeting. Click here for details.
When Governments Cooperate
STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY
A day of Workshops for Vermont's Local Officials
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 from 8:15 am - 3:45 pm
Join us for WHEN GOVENMENTS COOPERATE – STATE GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL DAY, a full day of workshops, technical assistance and networking opportunities brought to you by the Agency of Natural Resources, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Transportation.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required!