Geer and Smith join The Nature Conservancy’s board

Geer and Smith join The Nature Conservancy’s board

The Nature Conservancy in Vermont announced two new additions to its Board of Trustees: Judy Geer of Morrisville and Win Smith of Shelburne and Warren. Geer and her husband Dick Dreissigacker direct the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a nonprofit outdoor recreational and training facility that hosts Nordic skiing, rowing, running, and cycling activities while promoting sustainability… Read More »

Missing something? State sitting on a record $80 million of unclaimed property

The Vermont State Treasurer’s Office paid Vermonters a record number of unclaimed financial property last year and Treasurer Beth Pearce wants you to check today to see if any of the remaining $80 million waiting to be claimed belongs to you. Search the state unclaimed property database at MissingMoney.Vermont.gov or by calling 1-800-642-3191. “Unclaimed property” describes assets… Read More »

Economic Development Authority has record year for ag loans

The Vermont Economic Development Authority approved 344 financings in fiscal year 2017, totaling nearly $199 million and for the second year running, surpassing its prior loans to farms. Those results were presented at VEDA’s recent annual meeting in South Burlington. “VEDA’s two biggest areas of growth in FY2017 were tax-exempt conduit bonds and agricultural loans,”… Read More »

CLF appeals wastewater permits as violating lake cleanup order

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org Evironmentalists are taking the state to court over four sewage-treatment plant permits they say would allow too much pollution into Lake Champlain. The Conservation Law Foundation filed an appeal last month with the state’s environmental court to block five-year permits the Agency of Natural Resources recently issued for facilities in South Burlington,… Read More »

Picture-perfect #FarmLeafie

Picture-perfect #FarmLeafie

Tara Schatz from Bennington captured the most popular fall farm photo in the recent #FarmLeafie contest by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets and the Vermont Cheese Council. The image is a portrait of Randall cattle grazing on an iconic Vermont farm with a pink dusk sky glowing on the Green Mountains in… Read More »

Preliminary storm-damage assessment begins

State officials have begun their work to assess storm damage from last week’s high winds and rain in order to determine whether the state qualifies for federal assistance and a disaster declaration. Vermont Emergency Management, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other partners were to begin that evaluation Wednesday. Vermont… Read More »

UVM gets $598k grant to study algae

UVM gets $598k grant to study algae

The University of Vermont has received a $598,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate links between harmful algal blooms and human well-being, and to explore how a community along Lake Champlain works to take action based on scientific information about those links. In lakes and ponds worldwide and in Vermont, cyanobacteria blooms,… Read More »

CLF seeks to block wastewater permits as violating lake cleanup order

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org Evironmentalists are taking the state to court over four sewage-treatment plant permits they say would allow too much pollution into Lake Champlain. The Conservation Law Foundation filed an appeal last week with the state’s environmental court to block five-year permits the Agency of Natural Resources recently issued for facilities in South Burlington,… Read More »

Scott: No new revenues needed for Lake Champlain cleanup

By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org A panel of senior Scott administration officials says no new fees or taxes are needed to pay for Lake Champlain cleanup for the next seven years. The Legislature asked the Act 73 Working Group to find reliable long-term funding for a federally mandated effort to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain. Instead… Read More »

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