Emerald ash borer will be taking flight soon


MONTPELIER, Vt. – Trees are greening and insects are awakening as spring continues its slow and steady progress. One such insect is the emerald ash borer. This destructive, invasive forest pest has been identified in numerous towns in Vermont and … Continued

Springfield’s annual Green Up Day

Green Up

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Join us for the 50th annual Green Up Day. Spring has sprung. We at the Chamber of Commerce always look forward to hosting this annual event in Springfield, and we are looking for volunteers to assist us … Continued

Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 13

June 13

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 13 this year, which will also be opening day of the regular bass fishing season. “Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives anglers the opportunity to go fishing without … Continued

Annual West River Trail Run goes virtual

trail run

REGION – The Collaborative wants to assure you that we take the health and wellbeing of our community, athletes, staff, and volunteers very seriously. On the recommendation of state leaders, we have made the decision to switch the West River … Continued

Portable restrooms returning to fishing access areas


MONTPELIER, Vt. – As Vermont anglers and boaters celebrate the unofficial start of summer, and with one of the busiest times on the water over Memorial Day weekend, Vermont Fish & Wildlife is working quickly with its contractors to place … Continued

Muzzleloader antlerless deer permit applications available

Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer hunting permit applications are available on Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website.

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit applications are now available on Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website, www.vtfishandwildlife.com. A link to the information and online applications is on the home page. The Fish and Wildlife Board met May … Continued

Help protect your health and fragile trail environments

Stay on trails and be careful during Mud Season.

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and its partners want to remind hikers to make smart choices that will protect public health and Vermont’s trails during the COVID-19 crisis and mud season. The governor’s recent … Continued

In bear country, put trash bins out the morning of pick-up

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Every year, hundreds of people contact the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about bear interactions, and sometimes about conflicts that are ultimately deadly for the bear. “When a bear is fed, directly or indirectly, its life expectancy … Continued

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