We partner with local businesses, community groups, and schools to help improve natural areas so they can enjoy the outdoors.
It was warm, cloudy, and humid, but the class of Joey Adams’ 5th graders from Shelburne Community School didn’t hold back. They jumped on shovels to break the sod and used their hands to dig out dirt at the Upper La Platte River Natural Area this fall.
It was a team effort. Volunteers from the Wake Robin Life Care Community mentored the kids and worked alongside them, providing guidance in digging and planting techniques.
These kids were on a service learning field trip, helping to plant trees to begin the process of reforesting the floodplain and protecting the riverbank from erosion.
After planting, the class took time to discuss the importance of protecting the river, not only to provide good habitat for the endangered stonecat fish, but also to protect our communities from destructive flooding.
As part of the conservation work in the community, we are working with area schools, businesses, local groups, and landowners to increase the existence of lakeshore (and stream bank) vegetative buffers.
To learn more about how you can make a difference by partnering with the Lake Champlain Land Trust contact Executive Director, Chris Boget, at . You can also view our Volunteer Page.
Learn more about some of our current partners
- Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
- South Hero Land Trust
- The Nature Conservancy
- Isle La Motte Preservation Trust
- Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
- As well as many town offices.