LCA Director Marty Illick Recipient of Governor's Environmental Excellence Award

July 1, 2015

Montpelier, Vt. – Recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence were announced and recognized at a ceremony at the State House today. Environmental excellence awards have been given since 1993 to recognize efforts and actions of Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability. To date, more than 200 efforts have been recognized.

“From businesses and non-profits to municipalities and educational institutions, it’s inspiring to see the work Vermonters are doing on a day-to-day basis to protect our environment and quality of life. I want to congratulate and thank all of the recipients for their hard work and dedication to keeping Vermont beautiful,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin.

“These projects contribute significantly to Vermont’s environmental quality and encourage others to take similar actions to protect our resources,” said Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. “They demonstrate the importance of innovation and partnerships in enhancing and sustaining Vermont’s environmental quality.

Recipients included Marty Illick of the Lewis Creek Association (Charlotte) for implementing a successful gully stabilization project on a farm, reducing sedimentation and erosion by over 90% from six gullies.

05/07 The Kingfisher Newsletter

May 23, 2015

Read the latest edition here. Community Dinner at the Public House, Wildlife Conservation presentations by Sue Morse, the Water Quality bill, and more!

05/24 Agricola Foraging Walk with Wild Kelly

May 19, 2015


Come and join expert forager Kelly King for a walk through our sugarbush in Starksboro. Kelly, from Wild Kelly's Wild Edibles is a forager, educator and consultant. Wild Kelly teaches about foraging and managing property for wild edibles through classes, workshops, nature walks, and individual property consultations. She also manages the Jericho's Farmers Market so we are very lucky that, despite her very busy schedule, she agreed to come over for this lovely event at our sugarbush. There will be edible treats at the end of the event - just come prepared for an improvised pic-nic in the middle on nature. We can hardly wait! I hope you will join us! You will receive more details about the event after you sign up (check our on line store for tickets). You can also read more about this in our online Store. for ticket information.

05/29-05/30 NEC NALMS Meeting in Burlington

May 6, 2015

Amy Picotte, from WSMD’s Lakes Program indicates that over 130 participants are expected to participate this exciting regional event, to benefit from the diverse topics and workshops. The conference is designed for lakeshore owners, lake users, lake and watershed stewards as well as water resource managers!

For additional information, please contact Amy as follows: 802-490-6128 or

View the full agenda here.

What's your watermark?

April 1, 2015

A must see short movie that explains why VT must take more care of our very special water commons. Let your legislators know now how much you care. Watch the film here.
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