The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has developed a new initiative to acquire and restore wetlands as a result of funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Lake Champlain Basin Program.
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WESTFIELD & TROY, VT — Land along three miles of the Missisquoi River and its tributaries, as well as 50 acres of wetlands, have been protected the Vermont Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy announced recently. This is the latest in an ongoing effort by the two organizations to improve water quality in Vermont’s rivers that are a priority for clean water, biodiversity, and resilience to climate change.
The new battlefront on the proposed Casella Waste Systems landfill in Dalton is the company’s dredge and wetlands permit application that opponents urge the state to reject and that the state now says is missing big pieces of information.
Hildene educators have been busy creating four home study kits that children, eager to learn, will find both challenging and fun, from ponds to pollinators, indoors and out. Designed for children entering first through fourth grade, the kits are meant to spark curiosity and provide hands-on learning about the natural world. While supporting the Next Generation Science Standards, the kits provide opportunities for children to explore and make their own discoveries, while they are practicing skills such as asking questions, making careful observations, communicating outcomes and reflecting upon results.
The joint venture of five energy companies building the pipeline still lacks three sets of key permits that must be re-granted if the project is to be finished by early next year.
Ducks Unlimited recently transferred the Duren Mountain property along Route 102 in Guildhall to the Northeast Wilderness Trust.