January 15, 2020 – The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation announced today that Two Go Dry Cleaning, Inc., owner of Greers Dry Cleaners in Burlington, was fined $8,000 for failing to maintain a dry-cleaning system that prevents leaks of the toxic solvent perchloroethylene, and for mismanaging contaminated waste materials.
January 14, 2020
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will host a wildlife viewing tour at Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area on Saturday, January 25.
January 10, 2020 – The State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is encouraging Vermonters to start the new decade with a commitment to trim “waste-lines.” Currently, the average Vermonter disposes over 1,300 pounds of trash per year. Over the next 5-years, the State and municipalities will help Vermonters bring the amount down to about 1,000 pounds each year. Small steps can make a difference in reaching this goal - like composting food scraps.
January 10, 2020
After nearly a decade of work and with substantial public input, the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) has completed the long-range management plan (LRMP) for Mt. Philo State Park. This plan will guide the long-term management and stewardship of the area’s natural resources and human use. Work on the Mt. Philo plan has been a lengthy process, during which several public input meetings were held and the plan underwent multiple revisions to incorporate public feedback.
January 6, 2020
ELMORE, Vt. – Vermont’s seventh annual Free Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, January 25, 2020. To celebrate, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding an Ice Fishing Festival at Elmore State Park on Lake Elmore.
The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages as well as families with kids.
LEWIS, Vt. – As 2019 draws to a close, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is celebrating eight years of trout stream improvement efforts in northeastern Vermont.
Montpelier, Vt. – The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Peter and Robin Klein of Rye Brook, New York were fined $22,500 for releasing hazardous heating oil to the environment from a derelict underground storage tank on a property in Dover, Vermont, and for failing to take emergency clean-up action upon discovery of the release in 2016.