New Blog post: The Dirt about Earthworms

Read the WNRCD new Blog (Watershed Notes) post on Earthworms It is spring! We dig in our gardens and find wriggly earthworm in the soil. But depending on whether you are in a field or forest earthworms can be a benefit or hurt.   When the glaciers of the last ice age moved over North America, the ice scraped soil off the bedrock a… (read more)

By |May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Blog post: The Dirt about Earthworms

Still time to place your Tree & Trout orders !

You still have time to place your tree and trout orders with the WNRCD. The deadline is fast approaching and supplies are limited so place your order today. For more information visit: the Tree and Trout Sale page.

By |March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Still time to place your Tree & Trout orders !

VAAFM released second draft of RAP’s for public review (2-23-16)

Today, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) has released a second draft of the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) for public review.  This draft, to be presented to the legislature and the public over the coming weeks, has been substantially revised to incorporate public input.  The second draft is available today on the Agency website: http://agriculture.vermont.gov/water-quality/regulations/rap “Significant changes have been made throughout the second draft of the RAPs.  We began by revising and reformatting the RAPs, in an effort to provide clarity.”  Leland continues, “In addition, three areas which received the most extensive public comment and have been revised from the first draft include: the small farm certification threshold, proposed standards around manure stacking sites, and proposed manure spreading restrictions on steep slopes and high phosphorus fields.”  Leland continues, “Be sure to read the responsiveness summary we’ve provided which highlights 30 major changes in the second draft of the RAPs which resulted from public input.”  

By |February 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VAAFM released second draft of RAP’s for public review (2-23-16)

WNRCD Seeking Stormwater Specialist

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD) seeks to fill a part time Stormwater Specialist position in Northwest Vermont. We anticipate that the position could become full time with the right candidate. The Stormwater Specialist is predominantly responsible for managing our stormwater projects throughout the Winooski Conservation District. Currently, our programs include the coordination and implementation of effective stormwater conservation programs and projects with partner agencies, towns, not-for-profits, and individuals through education, outreach and implementation of identified projects. WNRCD Stormwater Specialist Job Description Application deadline is February 26, 2016 at 5pm. Only digital applications will be accepted. Send Cover Letter, Résumé, writing sample and 3 references to: corrina@winooskinrcd.org

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Winter Newsletter (filled with information and highlights)

Wondering what the WNRCD has been up to? Check out our Winter Newsletter.  It is filled with project updates, highlights, and information.  It also showcases the 2016 Tree/Shrub/Plant sale and the launching of our new factsheets. To view a copy, click here.

By |January 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Winter Newsletter (filled with information and highlights)

2016 Tree Sale is now OPEN !

The 2016 Tree-Shrub-Plant Sale and 2016 Trout Sale are now open. To download the informational brochure and order forms, please visit the tree and trout sale tab on the website. For more information, please email: info@winooskinrcd.org    

By |January 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2016 Tree Sale is now OPEN !

New ways to connect with WNRCD

The WNRCD has new ways for you to stay updated on projects and activities. We can be found on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and our new Blog: Watershed Notes.

By |November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New ways to connect with WNRCD