BRAT to monitor bacteria levels at swimming areas

Twenty-Foot Hole

REGION – Thinking ahead to sizzling summer days under bright skies, the Black River Action Team is excited to announce that plans are in place to once again monitor bacteria levels at popular swimming holes. Trained volunteers will set out … Continued

Green Up Vermont postpones Green Up Day to May 30

Green Up Vermont 50th Anniversary

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Green Up Vermont has been closely monitoring COVID-19 communications and guidance from the Vermont Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control reports, and daily news from Gov. Scott and our federal government. The situation is fluid … Continued

Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival is canceled for 2020

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – The Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival Planning Committee has officially canceled the 2020 festival. The next festival will return in 2021 on first Sunday in May – May 2, 2021. The dedication of the new osprey platform will … Continued

Vermont trout season opens April 11

trout season

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season opens Saturday, April 11, and despite lingering snow cover, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says anglers can still have fun and be successful early in the season while following COVID-19 safety … Continued

Tree and Shrub Sale order deadline extended to April 8

CHESTER, Vt. – Chester Townscape has extended the deadline for ordering this year’s Tree and Shrub Sale choices from April 1 to April 8. CT’s annual Tree and Shrub Sale provides landowners with the opportunity to beautify their own properties … Continued

Vermont’s spring turkey hunting starts soon

Vermont Fish and Wildlife reestablished our native wild turkeys when it released 31 wild birds from New York in 1969 and 1970. Today, Vermont has an estimated wild turkey population of more than 45,000

MONTPELIER, Vt. – It’s almost time for spring turkey hunting in Vermont. Youth spring turkey hunting weekend is April 25 and 26 this year, and the regular spring turkey season is May 1-31. Vermont hunters took 5,496 turkeys during last … Continued

Outdoor recreation, healthy options during COVID-19

Take advantage of outdoor recreation for physical and mental health during COVID-19 public health crisis. Photo provided

MONTPELIER, Vt. – During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors close to home and connecting with nature is an excellent way to help maintain our mental and physical health. Engaging in our favorite outdoor recreation activity – hiking, … Continued

Green Mountain National Forest offers virtual services

RUTLAND, Vt. – The Green Mountain National Forest is closing its offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and … Continued

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