The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit, April 5, 2018: Closing the Gap to 2020

MONTPELIER - Next time you toss that banana peel in the trash, you may want to consider composting it instead. Each year, Vermonters throw away almost 100,000 tons of organics, like food scraps and yard debris, all of which could be composted or managed in better ways. This waste adds up, filling landfills and contributing to massive greenhouse gas emissions.

Nominate a Neighbor, Colleague or Local Organization to receive the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

MONTPELIER – The Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. For the last 25 years, the annual award has recognized leaders from across the state, celebrating the actions they have taken to advance environmental sustainability.

VT Fish & Wildlife to Host Turkey Hunting Seminar in Brattleboro Area on April 15



GILFORD, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a free Turkey Hunting Seminar in Guildford, Vermont on April 15, 2018.  This seminar is in addition to the two turkey hunting seminars being held on April 7 at Barre Fish and Game Club and April 8 at the Hartland Fire Department.

The seminar will be held at Sportsman’s Inc. Fish and Game Club, 2081 Creamery Road in Guilford from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Protecting the Hidden Resource We All Depend On

Every day, more than 60% of Vermonters depend on groundwater for drinking water, and for agricultural, commercial and industrial needs. For such a substantial resource, few people pay attention to groundwater until it runs out or becomes unsafe. Groundwater is out-of-sight and out-of-mind, which can lead to inadvertent mismanagement or contamination, resulting in problems for human health, increased economic costs, and environmental damage.

Public Meeting Concerning Emerald Ash Borer Detection in Orange County



MONTPELIER -- There will be a public meeting in Barre on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 to discuss the discovery of emerald ash borer in Orange County. The meeting is being hosted by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, in cooperation with the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the US Forest Service.

Three Record-Setting Fish Caught in Vermont in 2017: New records set for cisco, carp and redhorse sucker



RUTLAND, Vt – Vermont Fish & Wildlife today announced that three fish caught in 2017 have been certified as new state records.

Chase Stokes, 11, of Ferrisburgh caught a new record carp in April while fishing with a nightcrawler on Otter Creek in Panton.  The fish weighed an incredible 33.25 pounds, measured 40 inches long and had a girth of 26.5 inches.  Chase’s carp beat out the previous record, which was caught in Lake Champlain in 2006, by just 4 ounces.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to Host Turkey Hunting Seminars April 7 & 8

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting two free turkey hunting seminars this spring – one on Saturday, April 7 at the Barre Fish and Game Club and the other on Sunday, April 8 at the Hartland Fire Department. Both seminars will be held 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A shotgun patterning clinic will be held at the Barre seminar. Participants should bring their own shotgun and ammunition and keep them in their vehicles until instructed to bring them to the range. If you do not have your own firearm, shotguns and ammunition will be provided.


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