In 2019, land on Darling Hill Road in the heart of the trail network went on the market. We are now raising money to cover the cost of buying and permanently conserving these properties. Read more to get involved!
Please help us establish a new 51-acre nature preserve on land located along North Cambridge Road. If successful, this new town forest will offer walking trails, improved access to Cambridge Pines Natural Area and its old trees, outdoor education, and great habitat for animals.
News: VLT, VYCC, and ShiftMeals, a program that provides healthy food to people affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis, are working together on a 1-acre garden at Bluffside Farm in Newport to increase food production and food access in the NEK.
A construction company has been selected to build the long-awaited trail connector at Newport’s Bluffside Farm, a VLT project. Construction will begin this summer on a gravel, multi-use path and a wooden boardwalk across Scott’s Cove.
We have launched the VLT Farm Relief & Recovery Grants Program to support farmers operating on conserved land. The grants are for farmers in crisis as well as those adapting their business operations because of the pandemic.
Thirty-four farms across the state received a combined total of $73,000 this month through VLT’s new program for farmers affected by COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn.
As part of our expanding focus on land restoration, we have been taking on more tree plantings in these river buffer areas. The COVID pandemic has meant we’ve needed to scale back this year, but we’ve managed some successes!
Each year, VLT recognizes outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are dedicated to agriculture and forestry. This year nine students across the state, from Woodstock to Montgomery, each received a Land Stewards Award, along with a check for $250.
VLT received a gift of 159 acres of forestland, open pasture, and meadows in Topsham with spectacular views across central Vermont. The land trust will conserve most of the land and sell it, using the proceeds to advance the organization’s mission.
Hank Dimuzio didn’t follow a typical path to become a farmer. For over 20 years he built up what is now the largest deer farm in the state while working as an emergency room physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center. In 2016, he retired from the hospital to pursue farming full time.