“On the one hand, there's this story that's very important to tell of the importance of environmental protection, the story of turning on your tap and not being worried,” Cash said. “But it's also really important to understand how to communicate risk and how to communicate the things that make people nervous, and to honor that.”
Leaders of several environmental groups want more regulation designed to protect local waters from farm pollution, but farmers say they’re already maxed out with clean water regulations.
Several Maquam Shore Road homeowners said they have asked town officials for help clearing the rotten plants and mud along their properties. After more than a year, they’ve received little response and are growing frustrated.
The move from the Canadian college comes as the state rolls out PFAS testing in the cross-border lake.
Over the past several years, the Ripton Conservation Commission has worked to get Goshen, Blue Bank and Alder brooks designated as excellent waters. The process was delayed again this spring after out-of-state landowners in the watershed said they wanted to return to Vermont to gather more information.
The tactical basin plan, produced for each of the state’s 15 watersheds every five years, funnels all information about water quality in the Battenkill, Walloomsac and Hoosic rivers into a single document.
The Quebec Legislature voted 118-0 to pressure Vermont for a permanent ban on allowing treated leachate to be discharged in the lake’s tributaries after PFAS were found in the lake.
Six lakes will soon implement watershed action plans, which should help them manage algae blooms, invasive species, and prevent nutrients from building up and washing downstream into Lake Champlain.
Ticklenaked Pond in Ryegate had been plagued by excess phosphorus for years. After state and community efforts, the water has been cleaned up.
The state’s largest hubs will vote on one-time requests totaling $250 million on Town Meeting Day, including school upgrades, public swimming pools and more.
The advisory was initially aimed at the South End of the city but then was extended to all areas except for those around the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center.
While people are forming their resolutions for the New Year, our Connecticut River could use a few well intentioned pledges.
TJ Donovan said Pleasant Valley Farms’ 2017 expansion failed to follow state agriculture law and could be contributing to water pollution.
An initiative spearheaded by the Vermont Natural Resources Council aims to promote water quality practices among Vermont’s brewers.