Showing posts from March, 2021

Mud Season Trail Closures Begin

Trail signs at Mt. Philo - Krista Cheney Vermont – The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) and its partners  remind hikers of mud season at this time of year and ask for the public’s help protecting Vermont’s trails. And this year, COVID-19 is still a dominant concern, even with more people vaccinated. FPR and partners are asking for the public’s assistance with making smart choices to protect both public health and trails during this vulnerable time. Vermonters should be aware that mud season conditions have begun and will persist in many places until Memorial Day or later: trail closures may be in effect for several weeks. The Green Mountain Club and other trail organizations are working hard to get the trails ready and opened in time for the traditional kick-off of the season on Memorial Day weekend. Please exercise patience and help in stewarding the trails. While mud season conditions persist, here are some tips to keep you and our trails healthy. Plan

Vermont State Parks offers Virtual Job Fair - Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 6 – 7 PM

Staff stand at the Crystal Lake State Park waterfront -  If you have ever been curious about what working in one of Vermont’s State Parks is like, now  you have your chance to find out, virtually. On Tuesday, April 6, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Vermont State Parks hiring managers will give an online presentation on job opportunities in Vermont State Parks this summer. Additionally, State Parks staff will provide insights, discuss specific job openings, and answer any questions you may have. Of course, you will also learn how to apply for positions and how the hiring process works.   “Vermont has a world class state park system and we’re searching for world class staff to facilitate meaningful and fun experiences in Vermont’s outdoors”, says Forests, Parks, and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder.   He adds, “Working in a Vermont state park gives staff valuable and diverse work experience and is perfect for those who love the outdoors and are interested in   pursuing a career in outdoo

Winners Announced for Best In Snow - Vermont State Parks Winter Photo Contest

The results are in for the 2021 Best In Snow photo contest.  Congratulations to our winners! The photos (seen below) that received the most votes in each category are as follows.