Teaching with Trees
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Teaching with Trees

On October 31, Ottauquechee Natural Resources Conservation District coordinated a hands-on experience for Julie Brown’s Woodstock Union Structured Literacy class with US Fish & Wildlife to plant bareroot trees on Howard Jonas’ farm in Bridgewater, VT. This was a follow up for a 2017 VTDEC Trees for Stream program to replace trees damaged over the … 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

Conservation Districts Successfully Complete Trees for Streams Program
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Conservation Districts Successfully Complete Trees for Streams Program

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (VACD) a $149,761 grant with FY2014 Ecosystem Restoration Program (ERP) funds to develop a statewide Trees for Streams (TFS) program aimed at protecting riparian and shoreline areas to improve Vermont’s water quality and promote better management of near-water land resources. Building upon … Continue reading

Spring is here and students are doing conservation and restoration of Vermont’s rivers and lakes
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Spring is here and students are doing conservation and restoration of Vermont’s rivers and lakes

In conjunction with the Ecosystem Restoration Program, the Watershed Management Division (WSMD) will be overseeing or partnering in numerous watershed protection and restoration projects this year. This week, projects got started early in Rutland County, where high school students from the Stafford Technical Center’s forestry program teamed up with the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District, … Continue reading