Montpelier, Vt. – The Department of Environmental Conservation today announced the Town of Bennington is required to pay $15,000 for failing to maintain its wastewater treatment facility over the past several years. The facility’s disrepair caused foul odors and several releases of partially-treated wastewater into the Walloomsac River.
MONTPELIER—Newport and Bennington area residents will soon receive free trees to plant in their yard through Energy Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program. The trees will help to cool homes in the summer, saving homeowners money on energy costs in the process.
A "compost center" built by volunteers at Ferrisburgh Central School. Students monitor working compost piles in the shed as part of their school curriculum, and use their finished compost in the school garden.
Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails This Spring
Vermont – Today, the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains.
Multiple state agencies continue working together to help Vermont industries comply with regulations
Montpelier—The Department of Environmental Conservation is building upon the success of a collaborative, multi-agency educational day for Vermont brewers by offering a follow-up workshop this Wednesday, April 19 for brewing industry partners.
Montpelier—Three unique Vermont wetlands are now being classified as ‘Class I’ wetlands, a designation that places extra protections on wetlands with exceptional ecological features. The three wetlands receiving Class I designations are the Sandbar wetlands (Milton and Colchester), Dennis Pond wetlands (Brunswick), and Chickering Fen (Calais).
To sell batteries in Vermont, battery manufacturers have to register a stewardship plan with the State outlining how they will contribute to offering free consumer recycling options in Vermont.
Walgreens' brand never registered a plan despite multiple notices. And it pays.
MONTPELIER -- Due to current and forecasted heavy rates of falling snow, all state offices will be closing early today, March 14, 2017 starting at noon.
After consultation with representatives of the National Weather Service, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and VTrans, it has been determined that due to weather conditions, State offices have been authorized to be completely closed effective beginning at 12:00 noon. Only specifically authorized employees are reporting for work.
Program provides opportunity for recent graduates to begin a natural resource career while addressing urgent environmental needs
MONTPELIER—The Vermont Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps program is seeking applicants interested in beginning an environmental career. Recent and soon-to-be graduates with a background in environmental conservation, natural or agricultural sciences, environmental studies, engineering, government/policy, communications or other related fields are encouraged to apply.