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Hydroseeder Share Program Launched

The towns of Danville, Ryegate, Groton and Walden have joined our Hydroseeder Share Program.  The program involves four towns sharing a grant-funded hydroseeder to help treat ditches and roadsides – speeding up maintenance and ensuring good cover on bare ground to prevent sediment runoff to streams and rivers.  The program is funded by the State of Vermont’s Clean Water Initiative and was coordinated by a partnership with the Lamoille, Essex and Caledonia County Conservation Districts.  With hydroseeders costing between $26,000 and $33,000, this program only costs towns $500 to join and $200/year after the first year.  Interested?  Call 748-3885 x110 for more information.

Samyl Elderberry



Your Spring Plant Sale orders are in!  Thank you

If you missed the ordering deadline, we have a few items left – call us to arrange an order.

You can download the  2017 Plant Sale Flyer and Corrected! 2017 Plant Sale Order Form here. 

If you’d like to join our mailing list click here.

Visit our plant sale page for more information.

Pick up your orders on Saturday May 6th 9:00am – 11:00
Lyndonville Bandstand Park

Thank you for your support!  All proceeds help support local water quality; conservation and agricultural programs. 

PIctured is a raingarden built by NorthWoods Stewardship Center, installed this year near the Base Lodge of Burke Mountain and designed to capture and infiltrate stormwater from rooftopsDishmill Brook Water Quality Improvement Efforts

East Burke, VT – Efforts to improve water quality conditions in the Dishmill Brook watershed, draining Burke Mountain in East Burke, will begin its second phase this summer. The Dishmill Brook drains to the East Branch Passumpsic River and is part of the Connecticut River Watershed.  Three years ago, the State’s Water Quality Assessment Report flagged Dishmill Brook as stressed due to development and roads, and noted habitat degradation and declining water quality from sedimentation and channel scour.  This phase of efforts will involve installing smaller projects such as raingardens and road erosion control practices, and continuing to design and prepare for larger scale projects.  Special thanks for the Town of Burke, Burke Mountain Resort and Burke Mountain Academy for their efforts.

Pictured is a raingarden built by NorthWoods Stewardship Center, installed this year near the Base Lodge of Burke Mountain and designed to capture and infiltrate stormwater from rooftops

Caledonia County NRCD Board Meetings

Every second Wednesday at 5:00pm
Open to the Public!   

Conservation Districts are local subdivisions of state government (municipal organizations) under Vermont’s Soil Conservation Act cooperating with landowners and municipalities to apply conservation practices to the land. The Caledonia County Conservation District sponsors and coordinates technical and financial assistance to address water quality, stormwater runoff, erosion, soil quality, watershed planning and conservation education. Conservation Districts provide a unique and powerful vehicle for landowners to become involved in influencing local conservation work and state programs. Our board meetings are held at 481 Summer Street in St. Johnsbury at the second floor conference room.
Call if you’d like to learn more or attend a meeting! 748-3885 x110.


Spring Plant Sale
Our Spring Plant Sale is held every year, with orders arriving the first Saturday in May at the Lyndonville Bandstand Park.  Click for more information and join our mailing list!
Resources for Farmers
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Local Products!
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