Better Amenities on the Way for Visitors to Waterbury Reservoir Public Access Areas

Better Amenities on the Way for Visitors to Waterbury Reservoir Public Access Areas

October 15, 2018

Waterbury, Vt. – Eight months of work is underway to improve public access areas at the Waterbury Reservoir. The project will require temporary closures at some sites while work is underway, and will include improvements to parking lots, erosion prevention, and boat ramp upgrades.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Grand Isle County

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed that insects collected from ash trees in South Hero, VT are larvae of the emerald ash borer (EAB). This location is about fifty miles from the closest confirmed EAB infestation in Vermont. This invasive insect was first discovered in Vermont in February, and has also been confirmed in Orange, Washington, Caledonia, and Bennington counties.

Annual ANR Training is Back & Better than Ever

What does it look like when governments cooperate? That question is the premise for the 6th annual Municipal Day. The popular training, sponsored by the Agency of Natural Resources, is designed to empower and inform Vermont’s local government officials and volunteers. Participants, who range from planning and zoning commissioners to town managers and selectboard members, walk away with practical skills and information that they’ll be able to immediately apply to their day-to-day work in local government.

Agency of Natural Resources Seeks Proposals for Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program




October 8, 2018 - The Agency of Natural Resources has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Vermont’s new electric school and transit bus pilot program. The RFP is the next step in launching the pilot program. Results from the program will allow the state to determine whether this technology can be applied more broadly across Vermont. 

Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O’-Lantern Hike at Kehoe Education Center on October 26


October 3, 2018

CASTLETON, Vt. — Looking for a “wild” family-based adventure for Halloween this year? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is inviting families to attend the sixth annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-o’Lantern Hike at the Kehoe Education Center on Point of Pines Road in Castleton.  The event takes place on Friday, October 26, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Public Invited to Participate in Lake Champlain Clean Water Implementation Meetings



October 1, 2018 MONTPELIER, Vt. – Whether it’s a favorite swimming hole, an iconic stream running through town, or a fishing spot along the shores of Lake Champlain, thousands of people use the Winooski River Watershed’s lakes, ponds, wetlands, and streams. Every one of the watershed’s residents can also play a meaningful role protecting or cleaning up Winooski’s waterways.

Cyanobacteria - a Concern for Waterfowl Hunters



September 26, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Waterfowl hunters who will have retrieving dogs with them during Vermont’s waterfowl hunting seasons should check waterbodies for cyanobacteria (also known as blue-green algae) blooms before allowing their dogs in the water according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. 

Cyanobacteria can produce toxins that are hazardous to dogs.  Each year, there are several reports of dog deaths around the country caused by cyanobacteria. 


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