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.

"Taconic Mountains Ramble" To Be Vermont's New State Park

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.

Unpermitted Salvage Yard Leaks Chemicals, Fined $29,000

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.

Universal Recycling Law Boosts Fresh Food Donations

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.

Final Proposed Rule - AMPs for Water Quality on Logging Jobs

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.

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