Failing drinking water system costs condo association $19.5K in fines



June 12, 2018

Killington, Vt. – The Agency of Natural Resources’ Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Hemlock Ridge at Killington Owners Association, Inc., a condominium complex in Killington, was fined $19,500 for many years of failing to properly manage and maintain the public drinking water system supplying the complex.

VT Fish & Wildlife Hosts Public Discussion June 20 on Berlin Pond Fishing Regulations


June 11, 2018

BERLIN VT – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting a public discussion on Berlin Pond fishing regulations on Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Fish & Wildlife Department Annex building at 190 Junction Road in Berlin, across from the Amtrak train station.

Bret Ladago, a fisheries biologist with the department will present background fisheries information, answer related questions, collect angler observations, and discuss potential future regulations. 

Release of Aquarium Fish or Plants is an Environmental Threat


June 11, 2018

ESSEX, Vt. – Keeping an aquarium with tropical fish and plants can be fun and educational.  But, releasing these fish or plants outdoors can be harmful to native species and is prohibited by Vermont law according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. 

Many of the common tropical fishes and aquatic plants kept in home aquariums originate from Central and South America, Africa and southeast Asia.  While some are imported, others are raised here, most notably in Florida. 

State Agencies Continue Investigating PFAS Contamination at the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Clarendon



May 30, 2018

CLARENDON, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Agency of Transportation (VTrans) continue to investigate detections of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater in and around the Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport in Clarendon. 


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