Being Lake Wise
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Being Lake Wise

In late July, a few residents at Lake Dunmore participating in the Lake Wise Program were selected to have some shoreland Best Management Practices (BMPs) installed on their lakeshore properties. The labor was provided by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC). Lake Wise award winning participant Kate Williams of Leicester proposed to her neighbors that … Continue reading

Keeping sediment erosion from local roads out of Sunset Lake, Benson, VT
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Keeping sediment erosion from local roads out of Sunset Lake, Benson, VT

Several lake protection and restoration efforts are underway this summer with assistance from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), with funding from the Ecosystem Restoration Program. One of these projects addresses back road runoff into Sunset Lake in the Town of Benson in Rutland County. Prized for its excellent water clarity, swimming, and trout fishing, … Continue reading

Vermont’s Youth Conservationists hard at work to restore Lake Carmi shoreline areas
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Vermont’s Youth Conservationists hard at work to restore Lake Carmi shoreline areas

Last week, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ (VYCC) Community Crew 17 descended upon Lake Carmi to conduct shoreline restoration in partnership with the Franklin Watershed Committee (FWC).  Between Monday and Friday, seven 16 to 21 year olds, under the direction of VYCC crew leader Andy Fusco and FWC Director Alisha Sawyer, worked on several different shoreline … Continue reading

Working with the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
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Working with the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

Over many years, the Watershed Management Division has been pleased to engage in a partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), to clean up sediment and nutrient pollution while educating the next generation of young environmental leaders. Every year, VYCC work crews, under the leadership of experienced and VYCC-trained crew leaders, work with the … Continue reading