Give the Gift of Adventure and Help Support Vermont State Parks

MONTPELIER – This holiday season, Vermont State Parks invites you to purchase holiday gift packages, park passes, and gift certificates for friends and family. Not only will they benefit the recipient, but they’ll benefit the parks, too.

This year’s popular gift packages are all new with colorful, useful gear designed to make your outdoor adventures both stylish and fun. These packages come fully wrapped and ready to give. They can be ordered online, and shipping is free.  This year’s offerings are:

Day Tripper $59

Agency of Natural Resources Invites Public Comment on Draft Plan for Camel’s Hump Management Unit

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) has recently completed a draft long-range management plan for the Camel’s Hump Management Unit, including Camel’s Hump State Park, Camel’s Hump State Forest, Robbins Mountain Wildlife Management Area, and Huntington Gap Wildlife Management Area. Land management plans are drafted and reassessed periodically and are the product of a collaboration among agency experts and public input.

Waterline Construction Begins in Bennington

BENNINGTON - Municipal waterline construction has begun in the Town of Bennington and the Village of North Bennington. Water service will be extended to properties with on-site wells contaminated or threatened by perfluooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the area where the State of Vermont and Saint-Gobain have settled Saint-Gobain’s liability. Saint-Gobain is also continuing an investigation of the affected properties east of Route 7 with oversight from the Agency of Natural Resources.

Public Comment Period Now Open For an Additional $2.3 Million in Clean Water Fund Allocations

The Clean Water Fund Board is holding a third public comment period before finalizing its fiscal year 2019 budget recommendation. This public comment period only focuses on $2.3 million additional bond premium funds, made available by Vermont's sale of general obligation bonds. The Board is proposing to support innovative projects with these funds, summarized in Table 10 of the draft Vermont Clean Water Fund fiscal year 2019 budget.

Natural Shorelands Erosion Control Trainings in Nov.

Three workshop sessions for the Natural Shorelands Erosion Control Certification Training will be held this November.  All 3 sessions will run from 8:00am – 4:00pm.  Dates and locations are below.  The course content and further information can be found on the Department of Environmental Conservation website.

Monday,  November 6, 2017
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, VT

Audit Demonstrates Effectiveness, Value of Environmental Compliance Program

Department of Environmental Conservation Announces Measures to Further Enhance Program Performance

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) announced a series of measures aimed at improving compliance with the State’s environmental laws and rules that permit and monitor development, to protect the health of Vermonters and Vermont’s natural resources.

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