Public to help map wetlands

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites people to take part in a new statewide community mapping project to improve state maps of where wetlands occur. People can submit observations of the wetland species they find by using the free iNaturalist website or phone app and upload these observations to the iNaturalist Vermont Wetland Mapping Project.“By using this crowd-sourcing approach, community members can help us add to and update our existing information,” said Broc … (read more)

The outside story: Wetlands filter, enrich the landscape

One spring, following heavy rain, I visited the Saint Michael’s College Natural Area hoping to capture exciting photographs of the rushing Winooski River. Rather than raging floodwaters, however, I found the river’s floodplain was efficiently — and slowly … (read more)

Vt. Fish & Wildlife develops wetlands restoration intiative

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has developed a new initiative to acquire and restore wetlands in response to funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. “As Vermont Fish and W … (read more)

Wetlands hearing in Bridport set for Nov. 20

BRIDPORT — The Legislative Study Committee on Wetlands will hold a public hearing on the regulation of wetlands in Vermont on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Bridport. The hearing will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bridport Community/Masonic Hall at … (read more)

State acquires Middlebury wetlands site

MIDDLEBURY — The organization Ducks Unlimited is restoring the wetlands of an environmentally important, 136-acre piece of property on Three Mile Bridge Road in Middlebury, and that land will now come under state ownership as part of a new federal program … (read more)