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

Work continues on the Bennington Headwaters Park floaters' access. All thanks go to the Town's Department of Public Works crew under the capable leadership of Mark Sawyer. We hope to have the kayak launch and Morgan Street pull-off completed in early October.


The viewing platform was finished September 26, 2018

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Thank you to all who have responded so far to our 2018 annual appeal!

Esthy & Jim Adler * Terri Armata * Alan Baker * Peter J. Berman * Capital Tractor * Jean & Gene Ceglowski * Phil & Linda Chapman * Jim & Lodie Colvin * Malcolm & Carol Cooper * Joe Cornwall * Gail Mauricette & Martin Cummings * Robert Donaldson * Shelle & Stu DuBoff * Dr. Richard & Bonnie Dundas * Fred & Noreen Dunn * Patricia Dupree * Noel Dydo, Dydo Inc. * Robert & Gail Ebling * James Edgerton * Jean Eisenhart * Nancy Faesy * Philip & Pauline Frost * Thomas Greene * Sally Dodge Mole & Dale Gulbrandsen * Tim Marr & Julie Haupt * Chris Heins * Teddy Hopkins * Charlotte & Neil Jacobson * Jeannie Jenkins & Michael Mishkind * Polly & Richard Jones * Anne Hunter & Andrew Knafel * Rick & Greer Kobick * Gedeon LaCroix * Diane & Frank Lamb * Bruce & Jan Lingner * Lori & Bill Lundy * Kathleen Fisher & Rocco Maggiotto * John Ezell & Ellen Maloney * Bill & Patricia Mayer * James McCabe * Joe Miles, r.k. Miles * Carl Mohlenoff * Cinda Morse & Bill Fisk * Phil & Fran O'Neill * Arthur & Constance Page * Jim Pullman * Solon & Hira Rhode * Roland & Gail Smith * Dot Sundquist * Chuck Suss * Trevor Mance, TAM Inc. * Telescope Casual Furniture * Londa Weisman * Robert & Nancy Zapletal * Stan & Jane Zecher

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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.