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Recent News & Upcoming Events - June 2010
Thank You to Annual Meeting Participants!

19 Upper Valley Land Trust members and friends took the round trip bus from Hanover to the meeting and celebration of land conservation at the Academy Building in Bradford, VT on May 25. By providing the bus we were able to offset approximately 850 miles of driving. We hope to continue to provide this type of alternative transportation to future events.

Learn more about UVLT's 2010 Annual Meeting by visiting the News page on our redesigned website!

Vermont Current Use Bill Vetoed

Governor Douglas vetoed H.485, despite strong majorities in the House and Senate and support from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Vermont Assessors and Listers Association, Vermont Farm Bureau, Rural Vermont, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Aubudon Vermont, Vermont Nature Conservancy, Vermont Land Trust and many farmers and foresters. Action will now have to wait until the 2011 legislative session.

Learn more at http://www.vlt.org/current-use.html.

Eat Your Invasives!

We collaborated with the Hartland Conservation Commission and the White River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited to have a table at the Hartland Farm Fest this year.

We gave out samples of Knotweed Crumble and offered a Knotweed Handout.

To learn more about properly removing this pesky invasive plant, please visit The Nature Conservany's Wise on Weeds web page.


Bear Pond Canada Warbler Field Walk Led By Ecologist Dr. Len Reitsma
Saturday, June 12, 2 - 5pm
Bear Pond Natural Area, Switch Rd., Canaan, NH

Dr. Len Reitsma of Plymouth State University will guide a tour of the area on the Bear Pond Natural Area that has been the site of an eight-year population study of the Canada Warbler. He will discuss the findings of this study while showing those who attend different habitats and the way this species uses these habitats. He will also provide people with glimpses of nests of this and other species.

Depending upon the tasks of that day, attendees may also have the opportunity to meet with graduate students and field technicians as they collect data.

This event will be hosted by the Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council.

For more information about the Bear Pond Natural Area, please visit: http://www.uvlt.org/public-access/trailsuv/

Picnic & Hike at Lackie Lone Oak Trail
Saturday, June 19, 11am - 1pm
Lackie Farm, Bath, NH

The 2009 conservation of the Lackie Farm by UVLT preserved scenic views along the Connecticut River National Scenic Byway and of Woodsville from "The Lookout," a ridgetop clearing that the Lackies have kept open to the public. The moderate hike up to "The Lookout" is well worth it for the view.

Join Sara Cavin, UVLT Conservation Project Manager, on a hike on the property. Bring your own lunch to eat at the lookout at the top. Though the trail isn't very difficult, it is fairly steep in parts.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Nora at (603) 643-6626 ext. 102 or noradoyle-burr@uvlt.org.

French's Ledges Sunday Stroll
Sunday, June 20, 1 - 3pm
French's Ledges, Meriden, NH

UVLT Trustee, Roger Hanlon will lead a group on a hike to explore the UVLT conserved French's Ledges Trail.

For more information or to sign-up, please contact Roger at jrhanlon@daypitney.com.

To learn more about trails on lands conserved by UVLT, please visit: http://www.uvlt.org/public-access/trailsuv/.

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