State Biologist to Discuss Wetland Conservation for Wildlife and Water Quality

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State Biologist to Discuss Wetland Conservation for Wildlife and Water Quality

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites the public to join the next Clean Water Series talk on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. The talk will highlight wetland conservation and is part of a monthly virtual series featuring efforts to protect and restore water quality in Vermont. At the event, David Sausville, a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will discuss a new wetland restoration program. The goal of the program is to improve water

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2021 Vermont Forest Health Webinar Series

There will be a 4-part webinar series again this spring in place of the usual Forest Health Information Meeting. The series will begin on Tuesday, April 27 at 8:30 AM, with an update on Vermont forest health conditions, followed by a talk on the recent gypsy moth outbreak in Massachusetts. The series will continue each Tuesday at 8:30 AM for

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EAB Awareness Week is Coming – Get Your Community Kit Today!

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 15th to 22nd, 2021 EAB Awareness Week is a great opportunity to educate people in your city or town about the threat of emerald ash borer to Vermont’s ash trees, and the important steps residents and municipalities can take to prepare and respond. Vermont’s Urban and Community Forestry Program (UCF) team

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Legislative Update Week Ending April 2, 2021

Click for More on House Bills Click for More on Senate Bills   Senate Finance Reviews  S.128 An act relating to the taxation of grid-connected renewable energy plants, energy storage facilities, and energy transformation projects The Senate Finance Committee discussed a bill aiming to treat energy storage facilities and small scale solar projects (under 50kw) the

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Legislative Update for Week Ending March 26, 2021

 USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers USDA Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack met with American Farm Bureau, state presidents and others on Wednesday, March 24th to preview the next round of funding for farmers and ranchers. The four areas of focus: Investing $6 Billion to expand help and assistance to more producers. The money come from a

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State Biologist to Discuss Wetland Conservation for Wildlife and Water Quality

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites the public to join the next Clean Water Series talk on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. The talk will highlight wetland conservation and is part of a monthly virtual series featuring efforts to protect and restore water quality in Vermont. At the event, David Sausville, a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, will discuss a new wetland restoration program. The goal of the program is to improve water

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Vermont State Parks Offers Virtual Job Fair

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6 – 7 PM If you have ever been curious about what working in one of Vermont’s State Parks is like, now you have your chance to find out, virtually. On Tuesday, April 6, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Vermont State Parks hiring managers will give an online presentation on job

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Rugged Ridge Grows Sugarbush, Business in Pace with the Forest

By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund It’s often said in business that “bigger is better,” but for Josh Seidman, steward of Rugged Ridge Forest, “better” is making the highest-quality maple syrup sustainably. A 2010 University of Vermont graduate, Seidman became interested in forestry after taking a small woodlot management class

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Legislative Update for week ending March 19, 2021

MORE INFORMATION ON UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE S.10 We are attaching a graph courtesy of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce as well as a letter from Associated Industries of Vermont that sets out more data regarding the proposed 20% increase in Unemployment Insurance benefits in S.10. If you have employees and are paying UI benefits, please

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