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Agency Secretary will Host Public Meeting to Provide Details on $100 Million Available in Infrastructure and Water Quality Funding for Vermonters

September 24, 2021 - Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary Julie Moore invites the public to join her on Thursday, October 7 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm to discuss a variety of environmental topics. The meeting will start with a conversation about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, where Secretary Moore will talk about ANR’s plan to invest approximately $100 million in ARPA funding in a variety of water infrastructure projects.

Take a Time Out for Turtles: Volunteers Needed for Nesting Beach Clean Up Day

September 22, 2021 - Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s annual spiny softshell turtle beach cleanup day is Saturday, October 16, and the department is looking for volunteers to help.  Participants are asked to arrive at North Hero State Park at 10:00 a.m.  After finishing at North Hero, the group will carpool to another site in Swanton. 

State Seeks Public Input on Management Plan for Birdseye and Blueberry Hill Wildlife Management Areas

September 15, 2021 - The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), through the Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Forests, Parks and Recreation, is developing a new long-range management plan for the Castleton Management Unit, that is comprised of Birdseye and Blueberry Hill Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and is conducting public scoping, including a public meeting September 29, to better understand how Vermonters use and value these lands.

Vermont Climate Council Launches Series of Public Events to Gather Feedback and Ideas for Statewide Climate Action Plan



September 13, 2021 – From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. This fall, state officials, local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend one of several events to learn about the development of the state’s Climate Action Plan and help prioritize approaches.

Public Invited to Learn About Forest Management at the Hinesburg Town Forest


July 22, 2021 - The Hinesburg Town Forest Committee and the Chittenden County Forester invite the public to visit the Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF) to learn more about responsible forest management and its benefit to wildlife and habitat through two new self-guided tours. 

Creating and promoting high quality wildlife habitat is dependent on responsible forestry practices and thoughtful planning, both of which are highlighted in the most recent project at the Hinesburg Town Forest (HTF).

Fish & Wildlife Offers Introduction to Fishing Clinics

July 12, 2021

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering Introduction to Fishing Clinics on Wednesday, July 21, at Heineberg Bridge Access Area on the Winooski River in Colchester and Thursday, July 22, on Otter Creek at Proctor Falls in Proctor.