Learn all about Vermont’s Wild Bees at DLT’s Annual Meeting, with Spencer Hardy

The Duxbury Land Trust is holding its annual meeting on Thursday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. at Crossett Brook Middle School, VT Route 100 in the library. A special presentation on Vermont’s Wild Bees will follow a brief business meeting.

Spencer Hardy, Biologist with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will present. A Vermont native, Spencer has long been hooked on birds and nature. One of his first jobs out of highschool was as a technician on the Vermont Bumblebee Atlas – Spencer’s first introduction to the world of insects. During undergraduate studies, he worked on projects ranging from bumblebees in the Sierra Nevada, CA to freshwater fish in Lewis Creek, VT. In 2016 Spencer graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Biology and an obsession with Vermont’s natural history. After a few years alternating between mist-netting and farming, Spencer was hired as the project coordinator for the Vermont Wild Bee Atlas, launched in 2019. While fascinated by the minutia of bee identification, Spencer tries not to spend all his time with a microscope, and as a result, his car is rarely without a insect net, fly rod, or backcountry skis.

All are invited. You do not need to be a Duxbury Land Trust member.

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Duxbury Land Trust welcomes Solhem Sauna LLC as our second business sponsor.

Solhem Sauna LLC was founded in 1986 by South Duxbury resident, Nils Shenholm. Nils
was a Duxbury Land Trust board member for a number of years and coordinated Duxbury’s Green Up Day for the Trust for 14 years.

While his preferred approach is to continue the Finnish tradition of sauna as a free-standing structure, he can adapt the sauna to accommodate individual preferences and does many modern indoor stove rooms as well. For more information visit Solhem Sauna online or email: nils@saunavermont.com or 802-244-6460.

Welcome Solhem Sauna. We appreciate your support.

Solhem Sauna

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Duxbury is Greener thanks to Green Up Day Volunteers

Thanks to all who went out equipped with bright green bags to “green up” Duxbury on May 1, 2021! 

As many as 60 volunteers covered all main town roads this year, working on their own roads and spreading out to take on others that needed more attention. They picked up all sorts of trash; wrestling old, soggy mattresses from the roadsides and even tackling an ancient legacy dump on River Road. In all, Duxbury volunteers collected 2.64 tons of tires and 1.65 tons of trash in one event!

This was Duxbury Land Trust’s 24th year organizing Duxbury’s Green Up Day. We couldn’t have done this without our town officials: Select Board members, Town Clerk and Treasurer Maureen Harvey, and Highway Foreman Brian Gibbs

Thank you to all for making Green Up Day a success!

Tossing Tires on Green Up Day 2021 (photo credit: Shawnee Perry)

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Help Green Up Duxbury on May 1

Green Up Day is Saturday, May 1 and is being organized by the Duxbury Land Trust. We need your help to beautify our special town. Please help by collecting trash on your own road or helping out with more highly traveled or roads needing additional help.

Contact Audrey Quackenbush with questions and to report on your plans. Telephone (802) 244-7512.

Official Green Up bags are available in the black mailbox outside the Duxbury Town Clerk’s office. Please bring filled bags and tires found along the roadsides only to the town highway department, Route 100. North Duxbury volunteers can leave their bags at the pull-off in front of the railroad gate on the River Road. Please no personal trash, or tires.

Use common sense in venturing out, dress appropriately, and due to COVID concerns, wear a facial covering and stay at a distance when working with those not in your own household.

Get involved with Green Up this year and help make it a success!

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Duxbury Land Trust welcomes Honeywilya Fish

In April, Honeywilya Fish became DLT’s first business sponsor. Honeywilya Fish is a unique Duxbury business that has a strong environmental stewardship ethic that complements DLT’s own mission. They are a husband-and-wife team: Lynn and Maria Steyaart. Lynn fishes for … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed to Escort Salamanders and Frogs to Safety!

It’s that time of year! The Duxbury Land Trust, in partnership with the North Branch Nature Center, will be rescuing amphibians on a popular (with salamanders and frogs) stretch of River Road in North Duxbury. Salamanders and frogs migrate by … Continue reading

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