Westmore, Vt. — The trails on Mount Pisgah in Willoughby State Forest will be closed for several days this weekend beginning Friday, May 19. The Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is asking hikers to please be respectful of the trail closure situation and find alternative places to hike this weekend.
Montpelier, Vt. – Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The insect is expected to cause widespread defoliation this summer, mostly in forests across northeastern and central Vermont.
Students show how compost connects them to science, soil, and food
Montpelier, Vt. – ANR Secretary Julie Moore, toured Berlin Elementary’s school composting system today to learn about how their composting efforts contribute to healthy soils, reduce landfill waste, and will support the growth of their school garden.
Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input on three draft plans being released today to strategically improve water quality in the Lake Memphremagog watershed. A series of public meetings will be held this month to discuss the plans and hear suggestions from citizens.
Montpelier, Vt.— Governor Phil Scott today announced the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is awarding $547,571 in grant money from the Recreational Trails Program to help fund 14 significant trail projects across Vermont.
Grant funds are made available each year through the federal Recreational Trails Program for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to build and maintain public recreational trails.
Montpelier, Vt. – The Department of Environmental Conservation today announced the Town of Bennington is required to pay $15,000 for failing to maintain its wastewater treatment facility over the past several years. The facility’s disrepair caused foul odors and several releases of partially-treated wastewater into the Walloomsac River.
MONTPELIER—Newport and Bennington area residents will soon receive free trees to plant in their yard through Energy Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program. The trees will help to cool homes in the summer, saving homeowners money on energy costs in the process.
A "compost center" built by volunteers at Ferrisburgh Central School. Students monitor working compost piles in the shed as part of their school curriculum, and use their finished compost in the school garden.
Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails This Spring
Vermont – Today, the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains.
Multiple state agencies continue working together to help Vermont industries comply with regulations
Montpelier—The Department of Environmental Conservation is building upon the success of a collaborative, multi-agency educational day for Vermont brewers by offering a follow-up workshop this Wednesday, April 19 for brewing industry partners.