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.”
It's been 13,000 years in the making. On Saturday, July 11, Vermont State Parks will host the dedication of Sentinel Rock State Park. The park is named after the iconic Sentinel Rock, a glacial boulder that stands in the center of the park and overlooks the northern portion of Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vermont.
This report was prepared by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation pursuant to Section 2 of Act 118 of 2014 with assistance from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Office of Planning and Legal Affairs in the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, 1 National Life Drive Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3802.
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.
Following doctor’s orders is about to get more fun thanks to a new initiative announced today by Gov. Peter Shumlin. Under the new “Park Prescription” program, physicians around the state will prescribe to their patients time outdoors in Vermont State Parks as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic health issues.
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.
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.
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.