Mrs. Vermont 2015 Teaming Up With Vermont State Parks To Get Kids Outside This Summer

MONTPELIER - Dorilee LeBlanc, aka Mrs. Vermont 2015, will be joining Vermont State Parks in a series of events designed to get children outside and active by incorporating fun activities and games into her visits. As part of the Mrs. America 2015 Pageant, her social mission is to get kids “unplugged and in the great outdoors.”

Find Your Trail: Vermont's Trail Finder Website Ready To Go!

Just in time for National Trails Day, a newly improved Trail Finder is packed with adventures and ready for planning hiking, biking, running or other trail experiences.  The Upper Valley Trails Alliance and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation have joined together with the Center for Community GIS to create a new and expanded online Trail Finder.

Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests? Then we need YOUR help!

Forest Pest First Detector Training - Saturday, June 13th, 9:30am - 4:15pm, Montpelier

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests? Then we need YOUR help!

First Detector volunteers are our front-line defense against invasive tree pest infestations.  The Vermont Forest Pest First Detector Program is hosting a FREE volunteer training session on Saturday June 13th, 2015.

Sinclair: Go Local For Firewood

from the Rutland Herald, May 10, 2015

The locavore movement in Vermont is strong, whether vegetables, meat, craft beer or goods and services. I am here to promote the same approach in the purchase and burning of firewood. Why is this important?

Transported firewood is a major vehicle of invasive pests such as the emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle. These pests are a grave threat to our forests. Over half of Vermont’s trees are potential hosts of these invasives, and our state tree, the sugar maple, is no exception.

Breathe It In! Vermont State Parks Open for the Season

As the unofficial start to the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend marks the re-opening of Vermont’s legendary state parks.

Vermont’s 52 state parks offer a wide variety of day use activities (such as boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking and hiking) and camping experiences, including drive-in camp sites, lean-to’s, cabins, cottages, remote campsites, group camping areas, and an inn-style lodge.  Every park and site is surrounded by Vermont’s beautiful mountains, lakes, forests and fields.


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