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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Thank you to all who responded to our 2018 annual appeal!

Look for the 2019 annual appeal letter any day now.

Esthy & Jim Adler * Terri Armata * Alan Baker * Peter J. Berman * Judy Boehlert * Ruth and Bill Botzow * Bourn Brook Properties * Ben Brumaghin * The Buechners * Capital Tractor * Jean & Gene Ceglowski * Phil & Linda Chapman * Jim & Lodie Colvin * Malcolm & Carol Cooper * Joe Cornwall * Gail Mauricette & Martin Cummings * Peter Davis * Robert Donaldson * Mark and Susan Donavan * 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 *Ann Herrick * Teddy Hopkins * Robert & Cora May Howe * Gene Irons * Jock Irons * Charlotte & Neil Jacobson * Dianne Jaffee & David O’Brien * Jeannie Jenkins & Michael Mishkind * Polly & Richard Jones * Walter Klinger * 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 * Dave Mance III * Bill & Patricia Mayer * James McCabe * Robert & Joan Menson * Joe Miles, r.k. Miles * Carl Mohlenoff * Cinda Morse & Bill Fisk * Phil & Fran O'Neill * Arthur & Constance Page * Michael & Barbara Powers * Jim Pullman * Solon & Hira Rhode * Ed & Ann Shea * Roland & Gail Smith * Dot Sundquist * Chuck Suss * Taconic Tri-State Audubon * Trevor Mance, TAM Inc. * Telescope Casual Furniture * Ellen Viereck * Londa Weisman * Consie West * Art & Kathy Whitman * 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.