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June 21, 2017

For Immediate Release, June 20, 2017                           

Contact: Rochelle Skinner, Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation, Rochelle.Skinner@vermont.gov  802.522.0841

Twitter: @vtstateparks   Facebook: facebook.com/vtstateparks

June 20, 2017

WILLOUGHBY STATE FOREST
South End Management Plan
Informational Meeting

When:        Saturday, July 1, 2017 -   field visit 3:30 to 5:00, indoor presentation 5:30 to 7:00
Where:       3:30 at the South End Parking area
                  5:30 at the Westmore Fellowship Hall (27 Hinton Hill Road, Westmore)

June 16, 2017

Waterbury Center, VT – Governor Phil Scott today issued Executive Order 11-17, establishing the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC), a task force to strengthen and expand Vermont’s outdoor recreation economy. 

June 8, 2017
Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and State Parks Join Forces to Support Better Health

Following doctor’s orders will be a lot of fun this summer, thanks to a statewide push for outdoor exercise. Physicians around the state will prescribe active play in Vermont State Parks as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic health issues.  

June 6, 2017

Vermont Days 2017, June 10 & 11.....free events all weekend long!

May 23, 2017

News Release – Vermont State Parks

May 22, 2016

Contact:

Craig Whipple, Director, 802-343-5318, craig.whipple@vermont.gov

Rochelle Skinner, Parks Sales & Service Manager, 802-522-0841, Rochelle.skinner@vermont.gov

May 19, 2017

Media Contact:   Louis Bushey, (802) 535-8410

Westmore, Vt. — The trails on Mount Pisgah in Willoughby State Forest will be closed for several days this weekend beginning Friday, May 19. The Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is asking hikers to please be respectful of the trail closure situation and find alternative places to hike this weekend. 

May 17, 2017

Forest tent caterpillars have hatched, according to forest health specialists from the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. The insect is expected to cause widespread defoliation this summer, mostly in forests across northeastern and central Vermont.

May 10, 2017

Governor Phil Scott today announced the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) is awarding $547,571 in grant money from the Recreational Trails Program to help fund 14 significant trail projects across Vermont.

Grant funds are made available each year through the federal Recreational Trails Program for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to build and maintain public recreational trails.

April 18, 2017

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

Vermont – Today the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (VTFPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF), announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains.

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