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April 24, 2014

Knapp Brook Wildlife Area Public Meeting May 12

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is amending its Long Range Management Plan for the state-owned 1,272-acre Knapp Brook Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Cavendish and Reading to incorporate a new section of the WMA. Read more

April 24, 2014

Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway

Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to spring feeding locations. Read more

April 24, 2014

Gov. Shumlin announces two key job internship programs for Vermont youth

MONTPELIER – April 24, 2014 -- With the state’s unemployment rate the second lowest in the nation, Gov. Peter Shumlin said today it’s key that Vermont’s high school and college students have access to and experience with some of the top employers, and exposure and training in the good-paying, in-demand jobs across the state. read moreRead more

April 24, 2014

Give Nesting Bald Eagles Space

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking bird-watchers to give nesting bald eagles a hand this spring by enjoying them from a safe distance. Read more

April 24, 2014

Bennington Ready to Take Back Unused Prescription Drugs Any Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 26. The Health Department’s Bennington District Office has worked closely with the Bennington County Prescription Drug Task Force, the Collaborative in Manchester, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and local pharmacists to encourage the community to collect and dispose of unused drugs by mail, drop-off, or by scheduling a pick up. Read more

April 23, 2014

EPA Awards 3 Environmental Merit Awards to Vermont Recipients

Today, the U.S. EPA recognized three organizations and/or individuals from Vermont at the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The Vermont awardees were among 26 recipients across New England honored for contributing to improving New England’s environment.Read more

April 23, 2014

Atherton Meadows WMA Public Meeting

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting Wednesday, April 30 on a new long-range management plan for the state-owned 947-acre Atherton Meadows Wildlife Management Area in Whitingham. Read more

April 23, 2014

Gov. Shumlin thanks Vermont’s 2014 Winter Olympians for ‘making your state proud’

MONTPELIER –  April 23, 2014 -- Joined today by lawmakers and others who supported Vermont Olympians at the 2014 Winter Games in February, Gov. Peter Shumlin hosted five athletes in his State House Ceremonial Office and thanked all 19 Vermont Olympians for their strong performance in Sochi, Russia. read moreRead more

April 22, 2014

Gov. Shumlin Signs Bill to Protect Vermonters’ Pensions from Predatory Lenders

MONTPELIER – April 22, 2014 -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law legislation to protect Vermonters’ hard-earned pensions against predatory lenders. read moreRead more

April 22, 2014

Op-Ed: Standing Together to Protect Lake Champlain

Op-Ed submission by Secretaries Deb Markowitz, Brian Searles, Chuck Ross and Lawrence Miller Read more

April 22, 2014

Op-Ed: The Importance of Ash Trees, Or, What Is Threatening The Original Vermonter?

Op-Ed submission by Steven Sinclair, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Director of Forests Read more

April 22, 2014

Nature Walks Planned Across the State to Celebrate Ash Tree Awareness Week

During the week of April 27 – May 3, the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, in coordination with the UVM Extension, the U.S. Forest Service, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, USDA APHIS, and many dedicated volunteers, will host a series of events that celebrate the valuable contributions that ash trees make to Vermont’s environment and economy, and to the quality of life of Vermonters. Read more

April 22, 2014

Living with Black Bears

People love to see the black bear in its natural surroundings. But when bears venture into human territory, problems can occur. Often, bears pay the price. Read more

April 22, 2014

Reptiles and Amphibians Are on the Move

Amphibians migrate by the thousands each spring in search of breeding pools. This migration frequently takes them across roads and highways, leading to high rates of mortality among some species. Read more

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