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Zebedee Wetland Educational Activity Guide

In the spirit of our Lyme Hill Activity Guide that was released in the spring of 2020, we have created a brand new activity guide for Zebedee Wetland! Students are back in school, but many local families still need safe and solitary activities for weekends and days off. We hope that this new guide will […]


Thankful for Zebedee — a Cause for Celebration Every Day

By Connie Snyder Connie Snyder is a writer, environmentalist and UVLT volunteer who played a major role in the community effort to conserve Zebedee and visits the property frequently throughout the year. At this time last year, many people from Thetford and surrounding communities had contributed two major trail-building workdays plus a morning of kiosk-raising […]


Trail Transformations: Volunteers Get to Know Zebedee and Beyond

September 6, 2013 Anna Slack, Programs Coordinator This time of year makes me think about transitions.  Birds migrate toward wintering grounds, leaves begin to change, daylight shortens and nights come with frosted edges, students return to school.  At UVLT, we’re preparing for winter trail use and planning for the seasonal closure of our paddler’s campsites […]


Kiosk Installed at Zebedee Wetlands

Check out this slideshow of the kiosk raising last week at Zebedee Wetlands! A big thank you is owed to all of our helpers:  Tim Ulman, Connie & Frank Snyder, Kevin, Olivia, & Nate Brooker, Bob and Laura Pulaski, Sean Dalton & Timberhomes, and the Thetford Conservation Commission – it looks great! A Trail Dedication Ceremony […]


Trail Work Begins at UVLT’s Zebedee Wetland!

September 21, 2012 Two years ago Upper Valley Land Trust became the proud owners of a 27.3 acre property in Thetford, Vermont.  This property was known as the Zebedee Headwaters that, prior to being purchased by UVLT, had been approved for residential development; development that would have fragmented wildlife habitat and diminished the recreational and […]


Zebedee Wetland – dam removal is complete!

As fall began its progression to winter, the Zebedee Headwaters property continued its transition to a more naturally functioning wetland ecosystem. The Upper Valley Land Trust, as owner of the property and recipient of a Watershed Grant from the State of Vermont, is committed to stewarding this property as a natural area for people to […]


Zebedee Dam Removal Update – 10/29

Since Thursday morning (Oct. 28) was the start of our dam removal work to lower water levels in the Zebedee Headwaters, I decided it would be a good idea to head back out later in the day to check on how the water level had been affected over the course of the day. When I […]


Earthen Dam Removal to Begin at Zebedee Headwaters

With the January 20, 2010 purchase of Zebedee Headwaters in Thetford, the Upper Valley Land Trust became not only the owner, but also the steward of a very special place. The importance of Zebedee was illuminated by a last-minute effort by many individuals and groups, including Thetford Elementary School students, to raise the funds that […]


Year End Round Up!

Upper Valley residents were outside in unprecedented numbers over the past twelve months, exploring and observing the landscape on foot, on snowshoes, on bikes. Meanwhile, UVLT’s work continued steadily. With UVLT’s office closed due to public health concerns, staff advanced conservation transactions and land management activities from their kitchen tables and spare rooms. Enthusiastic volunteers […]