Ancient Tree Hunting
Science

Ancient Tree Hunting

Time Travel back 400 years ago or Travel 400 miles South of Vermont just by visiting the Black Gum Swamp in Vernon, Vermont A short hike along The Black Gum Trail within J. Maynard Miller Municipal Forest, an approximate 1.35 mi loop, will take you back in time or transport you hundreds of miles south … Continue reading

WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.
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WSMD working with stakeholders to develop guidance for the new water quality standard for de-icing salt residues.

In October of 2014, the Watershed Management Division (WSMD) completed a two-year effort to update the Vermont Water Quality Standards. A new feature of the updated standards are numeric criteria (aka allowable levels) for chlorides. Chloride is a chemical element in waters that comes from industrial and municipal wastewaters, agricultural wastes, and most commonly, deicing … Continue reading

Announcements

Vermont’s Clean Water Initiative Moves Forward

State leaders met at the St. Albans City Hall to describe the new plan for addressing agricultural runoff in the Lake Champlain basin. New resources, deeper partnerships across state government, and new accountability tools have been established to improve water quality across Vermont. Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Mears, Agency of Agriculture Secretary Chuck … Continue reading