Collaborative Effort Aims to “Green Up” Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Vermonters are invited to participate in a collaborative effort to clean up sections of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) damaged during last summer’s floods.

The work will take place on Vermont’s Green Up Day, Saturday, May 4. The LVRT efforts are being led by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Committee and the Lamoille River Paddlers Trail, in partnership with Green Up Vermont. Staff and volunteers will focus on town-specific sections of the LVRT: Cambridge, Johnson, Hyde Park, Morrisville, Wolcott and Hardwick.

Participants can volunteer to clean up a section of the LVRT on foot or by bike. Green Up bags are available through local municipal coordinators or the LVRT Committee. There are centralized locations to bring bags of trash.

Large objects such as tires or barrels can be documented and reported to Jackie Cassino, Rail Trails program manager at the Vermont Agency of Transportation: [email protected] or (802) 505-8193. These items can also be reported through the LVRT Report A Trail Hazard web page:

For more information on how to get involved, email Victoria Hellwig of the Lamoille County Planning Commission to get connected with local organizers in the town you’re interested in greening up: [email protected].

For more information about Green Up Vermont, visit