Think of all we value in the landscapes that enfold us here in southwestern Vermont:
The Bennington County Conservation District works to conserve them all, for all of us.
IN THE NEWS
BCCD is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to our team: in April, Juliana Quant began work as the part-time coordinator of the Batten Kill Watershed Comprehensive Invasive Species Management Association (CISMA). Juliana has a background in plant ecology and invasive species research from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. In the coming months she will work with BCCD and partner organizations to raise awareness about invasive species and treat Japanese knotweed and barberry in the Batten Kill Watershed. To report an infestation of knotweed or barberry on your land, you can reach her at Juliana@bccdvt.org.
The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance is selling compost bins. For more information click here.
The Bennington County Sustainable Forest Consortium will hold its quarterly meeting on April 14 at the Manchester Community Library from 4p-6p. All are welcome. To view the agenda (which includes a presentation from the Green Mountain National Forest forest supervisor John Sinclair), click here.
The Final Management Plan for the 168-acre Greenberg Headwaters Park in Bennington has been completed by BCCD and its partners. The plan outlines goals and objectives for new amenities in the Park such as kayak launches, boardwalks, and new trails, and recommends management activities, such as invasive plant control, for the Park’s several natural communities. The Plan will be presented to the Town of Select Board for adoption in early 2016. To view the Plan, click here.