Designed to share the joy of camping with Vermonters, "Random Acts of Camping" will be coming to a state park day use area near you. "Random Acts of Camping" rewards lucky park visitors with two free nights of tent, RV, lean-to, or cabin camping in any Vermont state park campground. One winner will be chosen at random on nice weather weekends through August, beginning at Waterbury Center State Park the weekend of June 24-25.
The State of Vermont's 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) has been issued the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Be alert. Be patient. Be kind. That's the message state officials are sending to Vermont drivers this season, as farmers return to the roads with tractors and heavy equipment.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department successfully tranquilized and relocated a young bull moose that had been lingering just outside downtown Stowe for the past several weeks. Vermont state game wardens and the Stowe Police Department had been monitoring the moose's movements.
Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department have expanded the popular "Reel Fun Vermont" program for 2017, meaning added fishing opportunities for park visitors statewide.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department successfully released several young orphaned bears back into the wild after a short stay with a wildlife rehabilitator. The juvenile bears had shown up malnourished in residential areas earlier this spring.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to give loons a hand this summer by enjoying them from a safe distance.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources today filed a new rule for aboveground storage tanks that will require inspectors to affix red tags on heating oil tanks that are at imminent risk of a fuel spill. Fuel distributors are not allowed to deliver fuel to a red-tagged tank until the tank has been repaired or replaced. Homeowners will have until July 31, 2020 to schedule their first inspection and after the first inspection must have their tanks inspected once every three years.
Vermont's regional planning commissions and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are pleased to invite municipalities to sign up for a new Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Pilot Project. DEC's Clean Water Initiative Program is offering approximately $2.1 million to support this pilot project.
One of Vermont's most popular fishing seasons arrives this weekend with the opening of the state's traditional bass season on Saturday, June 10, also Free Fishing Day in Vermont.
To prevent flooding on nearby roads, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently completed several water control devices on beaver dams in Bolton and Richmond. Known as 'beaver baffles' these devices confuse beavers by using a large plastic tube to create a hidden breech upstream away from the beavers' dam.
Baby animals are irresistibly cute and cuddly, but Vermont Health and Wildlife officials want you to leave young wild animals in the wild.
Fisheries staff from Vermont Fish & Wildlife received a pleasant surprise recently while completing survey work on Lake Champlain in the form of a 48-year old lake sturgeon that biologists first studied and tagged nearly two decades ago.
June is a time of year when many gardeners and landscapers are eagerly breaking out their shovels and going to work in their yards and gardens. Beyond the beauty new gardens provide, landscapers can make a big difference for wildlife with the plants they choose.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding the public that Vermont's annual, statewide summer Free Fishing Day is set to take place on Saturday, June 10 and will be highlighted by the 17th annual Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, as well as the opening of the state's traditional bass fishing season.
President Trump's call to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, slash federal funding for clean air and water, and reduce protections for threatened and endangered species have made national headlines, and created grim reading for those who care about protecting the health of our people and our environment.
In response to forty-seven separate price scanner violations, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markers has issued more than $210,000 in penalties to Vermont Dollar General stores since 2013, including $24,000 in penalties this year. Agency inspectors have observed repeated pricing inaccuracies which could shortchange consumers, such as discrepancies between the posted shelf price and the price charged at the register.
ACORN's 10th annual Tour de Farms, one of Vermont's oldest cycling farm tours, will be held Sunday, August 6th in Bristol, VT. This year's route will follow 28 miles of rolling hills and backcountry roads through the Champlain Valley's quintessential pastoral landscape.
High school youth activists joined community tobacco coalition volunteers and state health officials today in releasing the results of a public opinion survey that illustrates the role flavored tobacco products play in introducing youth to tobacco use.
Interested in cooking up locally sourced grouse, squirrel or rabbit in your kitchen this fall? Vermont Fish and Wildlife will be holding a "Small Game Hunting with Dogs" seminar focusing on bird, rabbit and squirrel hunting.