The Big Picture

Think of all we value in the landscapes that enfold us here in southwestern Vermont:

  • Our streams, rivers and lakes - the clean waters they transport, the opportunities for recreation they provide, the organisms (trout! loons!) that live in them.
  • The forests that cloak our Green Mountains and Taconics - the natural areas and wildlife habitats they represent, the clean air and dark skies they protect, the timber and other resources they offer.
  • Our working farms - the fresh and healthy products of all kinds they make available to us, the agricultural economy they sustain, the scenic vistas they preserve.

The Bennington County Conservation District works to conserve them all, for all of us.

IN THE NEWS

BCCD has been awarded a grant to produce designs for “greenwater infrastructure” at the school and library complex on East Arlington Rd. in Arlington. When built (the next step and a year or two away), the rain garden and grassed basins and swales will cleanse runoff before it leaves the parking lot, reducing pollutant loads to the Batten Kill.

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BCCD welcomes new District Manager, Katy Crumley.
Katy has a background in wildlife and land management, and a growing interest in farming. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring with her family. She resides in Southern Vermont with her husband, Ethan, and son, Seth.

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Do you have knotweed on your land?
In November, Chris Polatin of Polatin Ecological Services made a presentation on managing Japanese knotweed to the group of landowners in Sandgate and Arlington. You can view the presentation here.