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Connecting to Our Woods and Water

Posted Monday, March 6, 2023
2023 Winter

Bio Blast Event in the Spring!

Connecting to our woods and water is the focus of Eastern Franklin County’s variation on the traditional Bioblitz that is being planned for this spring and summer.The idea originated with Cold Hollow to Canada just before Covid hit and, as you know, life stood still. The local conservation commissions, Wild and Scenic, the Natural Resources Conservation District, Upper MIssisquoi and Trout River, and Cold Hollow to Canada are teaming to create interactive programs throughout the area to explore, educate, and highlight our ecosystems. Some programs are tailored to children and some to adults. Our current plan is to have at least one program a month open to everyone rotating between the different town forests, the Missisquoi River and other special places.

We will kick off our “Bio Blast” with an Amphibian Crossing event in the spring, followed by events sponsored by the Richford Conservation Commission. On May 19-20, and behind the Richford Elementary School, Bridgette Butler will focus on slow birding. June 17 will be a sustainable fishing jamboree on the MIssisquoi River in Enosburg, with many stations beginning with the Vt Fish and Wildlife “Let's go fishing“ event, fly fishing, and many other activities. Other events without firm dates are a stream walk in Bakersfield, NRCD will host a public event at the Johnsons Mill Dam removal site, and Montgomery will host a day at their town Forest. Cold Hollow to Canada will be hosting another event. If you have any ideas about what you would like us to host, please contact us. As the planning continues and is finalized, more events will be added. Check out our website or the social media of the individual sponsoring groups.