Boating season kicks off and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is ready to meet the challenges posed by aquatic invasive species
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Boating season kicks off and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is ready to meet the challenges posed by aquatic invasive species

With summer now unofficially underway, boaters and anglers will be flocking to Vermont lakes and rivers in search of fish, freedom, and fun. There are few better ways to spend a hot New England summer day than paddling through cattails in search of the elusive great blue heron or stalking the shallows at dawn for … Continue reading

New Training Design for Vermont Public Access Greeter Program’s 17th Year
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New Training Design for Vermont Public Access Greeter Program’s 17th Year

As Memorial Day approaches, anglers and boaters are beginning to converge on many of Vermont’s lakes and ponds, and will continue to enjoy those waters throughout the summer. Soon, individuals dedicated to the protection of Vermont’s aquatic resources will also be found at public boat launches across Vermont, acting as Public Access Greeter Program personnel. … Continue reading

2018 Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Available
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2018 Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant Available

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Lakes and Ponds Program is pleased to announce the availability of project year 2018 Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-in-Aid. These grants provide financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the State for aquatic nuisance species management projects. Funding for the Grant-in-Aid Program comes from a portion of annual revenues from … Continue reading

Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring
Progress / Science

Aquatic Invasive Species Management Update: Zebra Mussel and Spiny Waterflea Monitoring

The aquatic invasive species (AIS) management team has been busy all summer—and with good reason. The ever-present threat of AIS spread has kept the team hard at work, sampling, surveying, and monitoring lakes across the state. But what exactly is it that we are doing? Though there are many intriguing facets to our summer field … Continue reading

Upcoming Vermont Invasive Patroller (VIP) Training Workshops
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Upcoming Vermont Invasive Patroller (VIP) Training Workshops

Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIPs) monitor water bodies for new introductions of invasive species and report their findings to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). VIPs play a vital role in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species in Vermont. The main duties of a VIP include surveying a local lake or pond for aquatic invasive … Continue reading

Spotlight on Public Access Greeter Program: Waterbury Reservoir
Announcements / Progress

Spotlight on Public Access Greeter Program: Waterbury Reservoir

Visitors to Waterbury Reservoir may have encountered something new at the lake this year: a nice young man wearing a yellow “Public Access Greeter” shirt. This summer was the inaugural year for a Public Access Greeter Program at Waterbury Reservoir, which was established by Friends of Waterbury Reservoir (FWR) with assistance from the Vermont Department of … Continue reading