Watershed Management Division asks Vermonters to report when lakes lose their ice cover
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Watershed Management Division asks Vermonters to report when lakes lose their ice cover

The Watershed Management Division (WSMD) is asking Vermonters to report when lakes and ponds lose their ice cover, also known as the “ice-out date.” Once a lake or pond is completely free of ice from shore to shore, WSMD scientists can begin their spring water quality sampling efforts. The ice-out data also helps scientists track … Continue reading

Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant in Aid Environmental Stewardship Program
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Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant in Aid Environmental Stewardship Program

The VTDEC Lakes and Ponds Program is launching a new Aquatic Nuisance Control (ANC) Grant in Aid Environmental Stewardship Program for 2021 to assist partners throughout Vermont to help prevent new introductions of aquatic invasive species and manage long term infestations. Learn more about applying and the program here. The deadline for submission is 4:00 … Continue reading

Organizations Partner to Improve River Stewardship in Southwestern Vermont
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Organizations Partner to Improve River Stewardship in Southwestern Vermont

The Bennington County Conservation District (BCCD), Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Battenkill Watershed Association have been working over the past several months to create a community-wide outreach effort around river stewardship. Focused on the Battenkill and its tributaries, this effort seeks to raise landowner awareness of best management practices and practical ways to improve river … Continue reading

Winooski Watershed Partners Launch Free Storm Smart Assessments for Basin Residents
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Winooski Watershed Partners Launch Free Storm Smart Assessments for Basin Residents

The Storm Smart program is now available for all homeowners and property managers across the Winooski watershed! Storm Smart is a free program that helps people make their homes, driveways, and yards better able to ‘soak up the storm’ so each property builds flood resilience, protects biodiversity, and keeps rivers clean. Developed and launched in … Continue reading

Floodplain Restoration Completed to Help Improve LaPlatte River Water Quality
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Floodplain Restoration Completed to Help Improve LaPlatte River Water Quality

Did you know that the LaPlatte River (which passes through Hinesburg, Charlotte, and Shelburne, emptying into Lake Champlain at Shelburne Bay) has fair or poor water quality (consistently surpassing the state’s allowed levels for phosphorus), and the lower portions are impaired for E. coli (bacteria)? One of the reasons for this poor water quality is … Continue reading