Seeking Food Truck & Ice Cream Vendors for Sand Bar State Park: A Terrific Opportunity for Local Vermont Food Businesses

MONTPELIER –  Building on last year’s success, Vermont State Parks is requesting proposals for food truck and ice cream vendors at Sand Bar State Park this summer.

Food truck vendors are wanted for busy, peak summer weekends mid-June through Labor Day and may apply for as many weekends as they want, or for the entire season.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Awarded 2017 Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project Award for Innovative Study of Brook Trout


MONTPELIER, Vt. – The American Fisheries Society recently awarded the 2017 Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project Award to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department for the project entitled “Evaluation of Wild Brook Trout Populations in Vermont Streams.”

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont

MONTPELIER --  The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation (VTFPR) and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods & Markets (VAAFM) report that emerald ash borer (EAB), a destructive forest insect from Asia, has been detected in Vermont. Officials with the USDA Animal & Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the identification of a beetle recently found in northern Orange County, Vermont. The insect was reported through the website.

Public Hearings Set for Deer, Moose


MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in deer and moose should plan on attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife public hearings being held in March and May.

The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2017 deer and moose seasons and prospects for hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions regarding deer and moose. 

2018 Waterfowl Season Public Hearings


March 13, Bennington, VT - March 15, Essex, VT-  March 20, Whitehall, NY

ESSEX, Vt. -- Public hearings have been scheduled on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed waterfowl hunting seasons for the State of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York.

The annual hearings will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Board as follows:

ECO AmeriCorps Currently Recruiting Members and Service Site Locations for 2018-2019


Building on the success of its first three years, the Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps program is seeking new members and program partners. The program, part of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is currently accepting applications for new members and program partners. The deadline for partners to apply is March 16. Member applications are accepted through March 30. Applications are available at:

Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore Invites the Public to Discuss Key Environmental Issues


Vermont’s iconic landscape, including its mountains, woods, water, and wildlife, are some of the many reasons people choose to call the Green Mountain State home. This spring, Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore invites the public to join her for a series of conversations about Vermont’s land and water.


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