Wild & Scenic grant supports Missisquoi stewardship

A grant from the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee is supporting Northern Forest Canoe Trail stewardship work on the Upper Missisquoi River.

The River Community Grants Program will allow the NFCT stewardship team repair the stone steps providing river access in Richford’s Davis Park, rehabilitate the Doe Campsite between Richford and East Berkshire and to assess and plan for the removal of the Sampsonville Dam Remains. The initial award was also meant to support the Missisquoi Paddle-Pedal event in Richford, Vt., which has since been cancelled. The committee chose to allocate that funding to an increase in the number of stewardship projects.

“The Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee has always been a strong NFCT partner,” said Karrie Thomas, NFCT executive director. “This grant will help us meet our shared goals of improving access to the Upper Missisquoi River and helping more people discover the beauty of the waterway.”

The Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee consists of local appointees and partner organizations who coordinate the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Designation. Its mission is to collaborate with partners and communities to promote river management along the Upper Missisquoi and Trout rivers.

To learn more, visit umatrwildandscenic.org.

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