MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - There's a new group being formed to help protect Vermont's watersheds by connecting the different groups across the state already committed to that mission in their areas.
The new group is being called Watersheds United Vermont.
Lydia Menendez of the Vermont River Conservancy says there are a lot of watershed groups working across Vermont and the new group will help link them up so they can share information and work together and be even more effective.
While the size and structure of many of the groups differ, the work they do is similar and includes education and outreach, river clean-ups, water-quality monitoring and plantings along stream banks.
The new organization will be hiring one staff person.
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