Emerald ash borer discovered in Addison County

CAROLINE SLACK Community News Service The emerald ash borer’s continued infestation of Vermont has spread to Addison County with a new discovery of the pest confirmed this month in Bristol, according to state forestry officials. The most recent newsletter “Insect and Disease Observations” published by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation describes a… Read More »

Habitat plants for pest management

Habitat plants for pest management

We spend a lot of time and energy trying to get insects out of our gardens, but what if we thought about trying to bring more in? Prior to taking the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener course, I got queasy around the insects I saw in my vegetable garden, assuming they were all visiting… Read More »

Celebrate Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 8: Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, bass opener both on Free Fishing Day

Celebrate Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 8: Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival, bass opener both on Free Fishing Day

Vermont’s annual, statewide summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8, and is highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season. “Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives resident and nonresident anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day… Read More »

Raise the Blade: A campaign to reduce stormwater runoff

The Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program and University of Vermont Extension recently announced their Raise the Blade campaign in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program and five other local organizations. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public about lawn care practices that help reduce stormwater runoff into lakes, streams and municipal treatment facilities,… Read More »

Garden self-reflection: planning ahead for summer

Garden self-reflection: planning ahead for summer

Oh, the beauty of summer, relaxing in a reclining lawn chair next to your prolific perennial flower garden bursting with color, without a care in the world. Wait. Why does this sound so farfetched? What we tend to forget about when we dream of summer gardening is the amount of time, sweat and effort we… Read More »

Hinesburg Town Forest History Night, April 18

Hinesburg Town Forest History Night, April 18

The Town of Hinesburg hosts a night of storytelling, discussion and education about the Hinesburg Town Forest, an 864-acre municipal forest owned by the town since the 1950s and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The event takes place Thursday, April 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Hinesburg Town Hall, 10632… Read More »

Forest service to temporarily close cliffs for peregrine falcon nesting

Forest Service officials in Vermont will continue with seasonal closures at two prominent cliff sites on the Green Mountain National Forest’s Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts. These areas will be temporarily closed in order to prevent disturbance to critical nesting habitat. Peregrine falcon populations suffered declines due to the use of DDT in the 1940s… Read More »

USDA to conduct maple syrup survey in Northeast

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service  will conduct the 2019 Maple Syrup Survey for the Northeastern Region. The survey will collect information from more than 2,000 Northeastern producers. The Northeastern Region produced 3.68 million gallons of maple syrup in 2018. Vermont was the top Maple Syrup state with 47… Read More »

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