Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Suggests Removing Bird Feeders April 1



MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food.  The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them.

Bears are very fond of suet and bird seed, especially black oil sunflower seed.  Bringing feeders in at night doesn’t work, because bears will still feed on seed that is spilled on the ground.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Shooting Range Grant: Application Deadline Extended to April 15


MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont Fish & Wildlife has extended its deadline to apply for shooting range improvement grants to April 15. 

Developed to encourage upgrades of shooting ranges to enhance their safety and operation, the Shooting Range Improvement Grant Program seeks grant applications from clubs and government agencies involved in the operation of shooting ranges, including archery ranges until 4:30 p.m.  The grant period begins July 1, 2018.

The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit, April 5, 2018: Closing the Gap to 2020

MONTPELIER - Next time you toss that banana peel in the trash, you may want to consider composting it instead. Each year, Vermonters throw away almost 100,000 tons of organics, like food scraps and yard debris, all of which could be composted or managed in better ways. This waste adds up, filling landfills and contributing to massive greenhouse gas emissions.

Nominate a Neighbor, Colleague or Local Organization to receive the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

MONTPELIER – The Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. For the last 25 years, the annual award has recognized leaders from across the state, celebrating the actions they have taken to advance environmental sustainability.

VT Fish & Wildlife to Host Turkey Hunting Seminar in Brattleboro Area on April 15



GILFORD, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a free Turkey Hunting Seminar in Guildford, Vermont on April 15, 2018.  This seminar is in addition to the two turkey hunting seminars being held on April 7 at Barre Fish and Game Club and April 8 at the Hartland Fire Department.

The seminar will be held at Sportsman’s Inc. Fish and Game Club, 2081 Creamery Road in Guilford from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Protecting the Hidden Resource We All Depend On

Every day, more than 60% of Vermonters depend on groundwater for drinking water, and for agricultural, commercial and industrial needs. For such a substantial resource, few people pay attention to groundwater until it runs out or becomes unsafe. Groundwater is out-of-sight and out-of-mind, which can lead to inadvertent mismanagement or contamination, resulting in problems for human health, increased economic costs, and environmental damage.


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