ECO AmeriCorps members aid water quality across Franklin County
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ECO AmeriCorps members aid water quality across Franklin County

This August marked the fourth year that ECO AmeriCorps members have strengthened water quality efforts in Franklin County and throughout Vermont. Members, driven by passion for the environment and curiosity about career paths, bring increasingly impressive expertise from their recent college educations. Liza Lemieux, who graduated from the University of Vermont in 2018 with a … Continue reading

Brown Bag Lecture #6: Agricultural Tile Drain Update
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Brown Bag Lecture #6: Agricultural Tile Drain Update

Speakers: Laura DiPietro, Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets and Marli Rupe, Department of Environmental Conservation Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00 AM-Noon Winooski Room A recent report to the legislature by the Agencies of Natural Resources and Agriculture, Food and Markets describes current knowledge about tiles, often conflicting research results on the impact of tile … Continue reading

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Project helps agricultural landowners in St. Albans Bay watershed

DEC awarded Ecosystem Restoration Program grant funds in 2014 to UVM Extension System to focus on working with owners of agricultural land within the Jewett Brook and Lower Stevens Brook subwatersheds of the larger St. Albans Bay watershed. These are two of the highest phosphorus loading waterways into Lake Champlain. These subwatersheds contain approximately 4,340 … Continue reading

Improving Agricultural Nutrient Management in a Portion of Western Addison County
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Improving Agricultural Nutrient Management in a Portion of Western Addison County

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) along with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) have a keen interest in reducing surface runoff from land surfaces and with improved land management activities throughout the State of Vermont. One goal is to control or reduce sediment and nutrient contributions to surface waters with … Continue reading

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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