Vt. fishing access areas not safe for swimming

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds the public not to swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns. The primary use of the fishing access areas is for launching and retrieving motorboats. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department maintains 196 developed fishing access areas on lakes and rivers throughout the state. These areas have allowed… Read More »

Habitat plants for pest management

We spend a lot of time and energy trying to get insects out of our gardens, but what if we thought about trying to bring more in? Prior to taking the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener course, I got queasy around the insects I saw in my vegetable garden, assuming they were all… Read More »

Emerald ash borer discovered in Bristol: Invasive species confirmed in six Vermont counties

CAROLINE SLACK Community News Service The emerald ash borer’s continued infestation of Vermont has spread to Addison County with a new discovery of the pest confirmed this month in Bristol, according to state forestry officials. The most recent newsletter on Insect and disease observations published by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation describes… Read More »

Celebrate Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 8: Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, bass opener both on Free Fishing Day

Celebrate Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 8: Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, bass opener both on Free Fishing Day

Vermont’s annual, statewide summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8, and is highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season. “Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives resident and nonresident anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day… Read More »

Raise the Blade: A campaign to reduce stormwater runoff

Raise the Blade: A campaign to reduce stormwater runoff

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program and University of Vermont Extension recently announced their Raise the Blade campaign in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program and five other local organizations. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public about lawn care practices that help reduce stormwater runoff into lakes, streams and municipal treatment facilities,… Read More »

Vermont State Parks has holiday gifts for outdoors enthusiasts

Vermont State Parks has holiday gifts for outdoors enthusiasts

Vermont State Parks holiday gifts make it easy to give an outdoor experience or adventure gear to friends and family while supporting state parks. Check out the selection and place orders online at vtstateparks.com/shop.html: • For the day tripper, a $59 gift package covers several weekends of adventures with a punch card good for 10 state… Read More »

Vermont Wildlife Coalition report reviews new laws

The Vermont Wildlife Coalition published its first Review of Legislative Action on Wildlife, which reports on wildlife-related bills that appeared before the Vermont legislature this year. In addition to summarizing the bills, the report describes committee and legislative actions on them and provides status updates and legislator voting records. The review also includes summaries of… Read More »

Keep deer healthy: use only synthetic deer lure

Hunters, take note: deer lure containing deer urine or other deer bodily fluids is banned by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. This type of lure could contain a mutant protein that can be passed through urine, which is the infectious agent of chronic wasting disease. The disease is 100 percent fatal for infected animals… Read More »

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