Lake St. Catherine Conservation Fund to offer $23,000 to Wells for Delaney Land Purchase

The Lake Saint Catherine Conservation Fund was awarded a grant earlier this month by the State of Vermont, Agency for Natural Resources (ANR) for over $ 24,000 to help purchase the Delaney Property on the Little Lake of Lake Saint Catherine. It is expected that $23,000 of the grant amount will be passed through to the town of wells for its purchase of the Delaney tract of land from the Vermont Land Trust. By passing these funds to the Town of Wells the Lake St. Catherine Conservation Fund will help ensure that the property will be acquired successfully without further local tax money requirements. The goal of this pass through of funds is simply to successfully finish the acquisition of this parcel of land and contribute to the plan for its use in an open and accountable manner.

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Hurricane Irene a Setback for Vermont…LSCCF Awaits Permits

By now everyone knows how Hurricane Irene has devastated many, many towns, roads, and fields all over Vermont. The catastrophic damage wreaked havoc from north to south, and the restoration will take great quantities of money and time. Needless to say, the environmental impact has been great, with waterways being polluted and finding new routes, sewage and debris entering streams and rivers, and so on. Even the restoration of these areas can involve methods of ecological concern. To make matters worse, the offices of the Agency of Natural Resources were severely flooded, with records and environmental samples being lost and ruined. And yet the agency itself must now turn its attention to dealing with the myriad issues arising out of the massive flood damage around the state, while scrambling to put itself back together at the same time.

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