New Find of Eurasian Watermilfoil
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New Find of Eurasian Watermilfoil

Lime Pond (10 acres) in Barnard becomes the 68th Vermont lake/pond with a population of the aquatic invasive species, Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). Eurasian watermilfoil is a nonnative perennial aquatic plant that spreads primarily by plant fragments. Watermilfoil’s dense growth can reduce recreational opportunities, outcompete beneficial native aquatic plants, and provides little value to wildlife. … Continue reading

Keeping sediment erosion from local roads out of Sunset Lake, Benson, VT
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Keeping sediment erosion from local roads out of Sunset Lake, Benson, VT

Several lake protection and restoration efforts are underway this summer with assistance from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), with funding from the Ecosystem Restoration Program. One of these projects addresses back road runoff into Sunset Lake in the Town of Benson in Rutland County. Prized for its excellent water clarity, swimming, and trout fishing, … Continue reading

Gold Panning in Vermont
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Gold Panning in Vermont

Panning for gold is a Vermont tradition. It is a hobby that lets families and friends enjoy a summer day on a brook and it is used for recreation by many residents and visitors in our Green Mountains.  Gold panning is a simple, easy and inexpensive way to try your luck with Mother Nature and … Continue reading

Vermont’s Youth Conservationists hard at work to restore Lake Carmi shoreline areas
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Vermont’s Youth Conservationists hard at work to restore Lake Carmi shoreline areas

Last week, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ (VYCC) Community Crew 17 descended upon Lake Carmi to conduct shoreline restoration in partnership with the Franklin Watershed Committee (FWC).  Between Monday and Friday, seven 16 to 21 year olds, under the direction of VYCC crew leader Andy Fusco and FWC Director Alisha Sawyer, worked on several different shoreline … Continue reading