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.
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!
August 9, 2016
Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources today issued a final Water Quality Certification for local hydroelectric company Morrisville Water and Light. The certification includes conditions that the company must follow in order to meet current Vermont Water Quality Standards.
As part of the ongoing development of the long-range management plan for Whipstock Hill Wildlife Management Area, the Vermont Departments of Fish & Wildlife and Forests, Parks & Recreation are hosting a public meeting for the release of the draft plan.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
One World Conservation Center
413 US Route 7S
Bennington, VT 05201
August 9, 2016
MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont is seeking comments on a draft implementation plan for the restoration of Lake Champlain. The plan, entitled “Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase 1 Implementation Plan,” outlines actions the State must take to reduce phosphorus pollution sources that currently compromise State waters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a set of phosphorus pollution targets in June that the State must meet in its phase 1 plan.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new public alert system that enables subscribers to receive email or text message notifications when sewage and unpermitted discharges release into Vermont’s lakes, rivers, and ponds.
“We are pleased to launch this new system. It will allow Vermonters to have prompt notification of potential threats to public health and the environment, and to immediately adjust their recreation plans if necessary,” states DEC Commissioner Alyssa Schuren.