It’s time for our Annual Gathering to get out in the field, enjoy presentations on local conservation issues and share a meal together! Please check out the schedule of events below and then RSVP by choosing a walk to attend and filling out our RSVP form.
Saturday, September 12th, Noon to 6 pm
Enosburgh Opera House, 123 Depot Street, Enosburg Falls
Noon – 3 pm Field Walks
Five Peaks Walk – Join CHC Chair, Charlie Hancock and Jens Hawkins-Hilke from Vermont Fish & Wildlife on a walk to the Five Peaks. They’ll focus their attention on the issue of forest fragmentation and demonstrate how landowners have come together to protect the integrity of the forest along this ridge line.
Wood Turtles & Rivers Walk – Join CHC founder Nancy Patch and Caroline Daguet, Appalachien Corridor Biologist to learn about them importance of forested river corridors for wildlife. They’ll also look for the elusive Wood Turtle which Applachian Corridor has been working with citizen scientists to monitor along the Missisquoi and other rivers.
WildPaths Citizen Science Walk – Join CHC Administrative Coordinator Bridget Butler as she leads a walk on some of the roadways that have been identified as wildlife crossing zones. Learn about the revamped WildPaths citizen science project, collect data and then find out how you can participate.
After a short break and some refreshments we’ll hear about Cold Hollow Canada’s new goals and projects for the coming year as well as the following speakers.
Caroline Daguet, Biologist with Appalachian Corridor will speak about their work with landowners and volunteers to protect habitat for the threatened Wood Turtle.
Jens Hawkins-Hilke, Conservation Planning Biologist from the VT Fish & Wildlife‘s Community Wildlife Program will talk about forest fragmentation.
Keeping Track Volunteers from Cold Hollow to Canada will share some their sightings from this past year.
Then it’s time to eat & celebrate our growing community of conservation! We do hope you’ll join us.
Follow this link to RSVP. Please let us know you’re coming and what you’d like to bring to share for the potluck.