Brown Bag Lecture: How Wetland Protection and Restoration Contribute to Clean Water
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Brown Bag Lecture: How Wetland Protection and Restoration Contribute to Clean Water

Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:00 AM – Noon National Life Main Building – Winooski Room, M240 Vermont wetlands provide a multitude of functions including wildlife habitat, recreation, and water quality protection. Learn from Julie Follensbee, DEC Wetland Ecologist, about how wetlands can reduce phosphorus and sediment load to Lake Champlain and to identify sites for … Continue reading

Wetlands to the Rescue!
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Wetlands to the Rescue!

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of posts about how the communities of Plymouth and Ludlow restored areas devastated by Tropical Storm Irene and created more resilient rivers, lakes, and wetlands. We thank intern Sarah Kwiatkowski for researching and writing the series. As Tropical Storm Irene’s waters raged though Money Brook ravine, … Continue reading

Tree Planting for Resilience
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Tree Planting for Resilience

The weather couldn’t have been better for a day of tree planting. With the sun shining and the temperature in the mid-60s a group of ECO AmeriCorps members, the Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District, Rockingham Conservation Commission, Saxtons River Permaculture Project, Bellows Falls Union High School, the Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance and local volunteers … Continue reading

Munson Flats farm to be restored and preserved as wetland
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Munson Flats farm to be restored and preserved as wetland

A large former hayfield between Route 7 in Colchester and the I-89 Interstate will be restored and preserved as a natural wetland. This 110-acre parcel is within an area known as “Munson Flats”, a wetland complex rich in fish, wildlife, and natural communities. It comprises the meandering Allen Brook and Lake Champlain-influenced wetlands, including seasonally … Continue reading

Celebrate: World Wetland Day
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Celebrate: World Wetland Day

Inland wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps. Coastal wetlands include saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and even coral reefs. Fish ponds, rice paddies, and salt pans are human-made wetlands. Celebrate wetlands for what they provide for us around the world and in Vermont. Clean Water: Less than 3% of the world’s … Continue reading

New Fact Sheets Summarize Actions in Lake Champlain TMDL Phase 1 Plan
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New Fact Sheets Summarize Actions in Lake Champlain TMDL Phase 1 Plan

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation released new fact sheets that summarize the management strategies to reduce phosphorus load into Lake Champlain and presented in the document entitled, “Vermont Lake Champlain Phosphorus TMDL Phase 1 Implementation Plan” (released on May 29, 2014). There are a total of 6 factsheets.  Each factsheet outlines actions specific to … Continue reading