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Dreaming of summer projects

Spring is here, despite the roughly five inches of snow that has fallen in Montpelier this morning, and increasing my thoughts are turning to outdoor summer projects and gardening.  As you dream of your summer projects around the house and camp, there are plenty of resources that can help you …

Putting Low Impact Development Practices to work

The Watershed Management Division has recently released a series of information sheets on Low Impact Development (LID).  These complement the Green Stormwater Infrastructure materials released last fall.  If you are planning a project for your property, we hope you will take a minute to read about LID practices that will …

A Little Salt Can Go A Long Way

Today’s mix of snow, sleet and rain has everyone gearing up for winter sidewalk and driveway maintenance.  Visit the Watershed Management Division’s blog to learn how winter maintenance can affect your lake and how you can help – http://vtwatershedblog.com/ Happy Thanksgiving and safe traveling!

Is GSI coming to a site near you?

One of the major non-point sources of pollution to our lakes, ponds and rivers is stormwater.  Previously, we managed stormwater by getting it off of our properties as quickly as possible.  We now recognize that allowing the water to percolate into the ground where it falls protects our lakes and …

the VT Watershed Management Division has a new blog!

Last week, the Vermont Watershed Management Division began posting to its new blog “Flow”.  With Flow, the Division plans to share news and information about Division activities with readers across Vermont.  More than 60 division staff work on water issues throughout the state so there will be plenty of news …

Seeing Beyond the View

By Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife For many Vermonters, the shorelines along lakes and ponds are synonymous with ducks and geese flying in low, with shorebirds walking delicately among the grasses, feeding and raising their young, and with schools of hungry panfish waiting for a young angler’s …