The Spring 2016 Newsletter is available.
The Duxbury Land Trust Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Crossett Brook Middle School Library.
There will be a brief summary of the Duxbury Land Trust’s activities for the year, followed by a special presentation:
Restoring the American Chestnut
Kendra Collins, Science Coordinator for the American Chestnut Foundation, will tell the story of the work by the Foundation to restore the American Chestnut to eastern woodlands for the benefit of our environment, our wildlife, and our society.
On March 30, the 2085-acre Dowsville Headquarters property was transferred to the State of Vermont as an addition to the Camel’s Hump State Park. This acquisition was achieved by The Trust for Public Land and made possible by a grant from the Federal Forest Legacy program. Several foundations, organizations, and individuals contributed to this accomplishment. The Duxbury Land Trust (DLT) was instrumental in providing some consultation and funding to The Trust for Public Land during the project.
The Dowsville Headwaters property was identified as a significant Duxbury resource by the Duxbury Land Trust as far back as 1994. The group’s efforts included reaching out to the State of Vermont, the Vermont congressional delegation, and state and national conservation organizations. However, it was soon realized that such an extensive endeavor was not feasible for the DLT to undertake. It wasn’t until The Trust for Public Land spearheaded this incredible project, that DLT’s dream could be realized, twenty-two years later. The DLT applauds The Trust for Public Land’s success in conserving this spectacular property for the benefit of all Duxbury residents now and far into the future.
Erin Campos, Camel’s Hump Road, is the winner of the breakfast for two at the Old Stagecoach Inn in Waterbury. The DLT held a raffle for those who became new members on Town Meeting Day.
We encourage all Duxbury residents to join us to help conserve Duxbury’s special places.
The Duxbury Land Trust (DLT) is offering a membership raffle at Town Meeting. New and rejoining members will be entered into a drawing for breakfast for two at the Old Stagecoach Inn in Waterbury. To be eligible, your membership donation must be paid at Town Meeting. Checks should be made payable to the Duxbury Land Trust.
Individual Membership: $15
Family Membership: $30