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Recent News Releases - Past 7 Days

April 24, 2017

Conservation Community Comes Together to Rescue Bear Cubs

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has worked with multiple conservation partners to rescue several bear cubs in recent weeks. These cubs, who were born during a particularly high birth year last spring, are showing up malnourished in residential areas due to a shortage of wild food supplies in some regions this past fall. Read more

April 24, 2017

Seeking Food Truck Vendors for Sand Bar State Park

Vermont State Parks is requesting proposals for food truck vendors for Sand Bar State Park this summer. Read more

April 21, 2017

Vermont is Number One in the Nation for Health Security Preparedness

For the second year running, Vermont scored highest among the 50 states and District of Columbia in public health protection readiness, according to the new National Health Security Preparedness Index. The Index measures the nation's ability to keep people safe and healthy in the event of epidemics, foodborne disease outbreaks, terrorism and other large-scale public health emergencies. Read more

April 21, 2017

Fish Stocking Underway Across Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has kicked off fish stocking work across the state, an effort that will ultimately result in over 1 million fish being distributed into Vermont waters in 2017. Read more

April 20, 2017

Vermont Schools Lead on Recycling & Composting

Vermont's K-12 schools are at the forefront of implementing the Universal Recycling law and using food education and local resources to cut down on food waste. They are successfully reducing waste, managing recyclable materials and creating food scrap diversion programs in exemplary form. Read more

April 20, 2017

Fourteen Supervisory Unions, Districts Awarded Flexible Pathways Expansion Grants

The Agency of Education today awarded Flexible Pathways Expansion Grants to 13 supervisory unions and school districts through Vermont. These awards will be used to support 14 projects to expand SUs/SDs' capacity to provide meaningful, personalized learning opportunities and better clarify flexible pathways for students in Vermont. These grants represent the continued effort to support schools and communities in their efforts to implement the Flexible Pathways Initiative - Act 77. Read more

April 20, 2017

Celebration of Newly Conserved Lands Set for May 6 in Castleton VT

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and its partners will celebrate the conservation of nearly 3,000 acres at Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on May 6 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The celebration will begin at the Education Center at Edward Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, Vermont, with presentations on the incredible value of these lands for wildlife and outdoor recreation, and will conclude with easy walks to tour the newly conserved property. Read more

April 19, 2017

Steelhead Rainbow Trout Runs Are Happening Now

One of the state's premier wildlife watching opportunities is happening right now in Vermont. The steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds. Read more

April 19, 2017

Young Wildlife Belong in the Wild

Watching wildlife is enjoyable, especially when young animals appear in the spring. But it's best to keep your distance. Picking up young wildlife can do more harm than good, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. It's also against the law. Read more

April 19, 2017

Mud Season is Here

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 (FPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF) announce the return of Mud Season to the Green Mountains. Read more

April 19, 2017

Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway

Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to spring feeding locations. Read more

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