The Mission of the
Passumpsic Valley Land Trust:
To conduct conservation activities related to the Passumpsic River and its watershed, with a focus on the recreational, educational, ecological, and historic assets afforded by these resources.
The Connecticut River Conservancy, One Tree Planted, and Milone & MacBroom Inc. will be planting trees and cleaning up the East Branch of the Passumpsic River in East Burke, VT on Friday, September 28, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. as part of One Tree Planted’s “Plant a Tree Day” and CRC’s annual Source to Sea Cleanup.
The area being cleaned up and planted is the site of last year’s dam removal project coordinated by CRC and M&M, which opened 99 miles of stream and allowed the river to flow freely again for the first time in nearly 200 years. Post dam removal restoration work began earlier this spring and will continue through the fall of 2018 to reduce erosion and help improve wildlife habitat.
Volunteers welcome! CRC will provide trash bags and gloves. Bring a shovel if you want to help plant a tree. Please contact M&M group leader Roy Schiff at RSchiff@mminc.com to sign up to help. Thank you!
PVLT and the NEK Artisans Guild
We were honored to participate in the gallery show and talk in collaboration with the NEK Artisans Guild in St Johnsbury. The exhibit was titled "Water Is Life," and it ran from June 9-July 28, 2018. The Guild is located at 430 Railroad St.
We were especially happy for the talk with Grace Gershuny, on Friday, July 20, 2018. Grace is an author, member of the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition, and a Barnet resident. She spoke on "Expanding the Soil Carbon Sponge for Water, Climate, and Resilient Communities" in the Guild's Back Room Gallery. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this important topic.
PVLT board members (L to R: Lenny Gerardi, President Damon Cawley, Secretary Leila Nordmann, and Vice President Kellie Merrell) celebrate the removal of the dam in East Burke with former board member Grace Gershuny (far left). (Not pictured: Treasurer Laurie Olszowy)