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Vermont River Conservancy’s easement here protects a stretch of Lewis Creek — making sure this will always be open wetland, even as Highway 7 gets more and more developed. A beautiful stretch where the river channel meanders across the land, the wetland, restored “clayplain forest,” and riverbank shrubs help capture water and slow water when river is high — something that’s likely to happen more and more as Vermont sees the effects of climate change. The protected land also helps filter out debris and pollutants before the river continues downstream, helping keep water cleaner for the 145,000 people who get drinking water from Lake Champlain. Plus, it’s good for wildlife. It’s home to an active beaver colony, thriving fish, and migrating songbirds.
This project made possible thanks to the support and partnership of: