Open Burning and Weather Awareness in Vermont

WATERBURY – As Vermont dries out from winter each year, a new hazard often presents itself for spring.  Dead grass, leaves, and brush can become prime fuel for wildland and brushfires, particularly when dried out under sunshine, low relative humidity, and just two or three rain free days in a row.  The National Weather Service reports those conditions are expected this coming weekend.

Vermont State Parks Announces 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

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Vermont State Parks Announces the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge

MONTPELIER – Vermont State Parks is happy to announce that the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is on!

The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing fun, outdoor activities and can earn free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year, and all of next year.

It's Mud Season in the Mountains!

Hikers Are Asked to Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

On March 30 the Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trail advocate, and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, manager of State Forests and Parks, announced that Mud Season has returned to the Green Mountains a month early.

Working Lands FY2015 Annual Report and Video

The Working Lands Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report is now available! The report was released last week to the Legislature in a two-hour presentation featuring an overview of the program, outcomes to date, testimonials from four working lands grant recipients, as well as a deep dive on forestry committee work completed in the past year. In addition to the report, the Board released an exciting six-minute video providing an overview of the initiative and outlining the positive impacts the program has had on Vermont's economy, culture, and community. 

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