The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is looking for volunteers to monitor colonies of endangered bats this summer. The department is seeking volunteers willing to help count state-endangered little brown bats as they emerge at dusk at locations throughout the Champlain Valley. [Read more…]
Schools lead on recycling, composting
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets laud Vermont’s K-12 schools for being at the forefront of implementing the state’s universal recycling law. [Read more…]
The Lake Champlain Basin Program, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is soliciting letters of request for watershed restoration projects through the Lake Champlain Watershed Environmental Assistance Program. A pre-application workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on May 8 at the Lake Champlain Basin Program office at the Gordon Center House, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle.
More information is available at lcbp.org or by calling (802) 372-3213.
If you harbor a passion for protecting local water quality and are seeking a related volunteer opportunity, the Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District’s has a new citizen water sampling program to consider.
Tons of salt are applied to roads in Vermont every winter, having a negative impact on water resources due to elevated amounts of sodium chloride. [Read more…]
Green Mountain Power is calling for nominations for the 2017 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award to recognize a leading Vermont environmentalist and honor the legacy of legendary wildlife advocate Meeri Zetterstrom.
By Corrina Parnapy
The weather is warming and it is once again time to think about our yards. There is nothing like a barefoot walk through a soft lawn. The mixture of clover, grasses and low growing beneficial plants are not only pleasing to the eye, but lend to conservation practices that improve water quality protection. [Read more…]