About a week ago I went down to check out a section of the project work done back in 2011 and 2012 some distance downstream of the Eagleville Covered Bridge in Shushan, NY. It was a beautiful walk and I found our structures intact and working well.
Last summer the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department removed the dam at Dufresne Pond on the East Branch of the Batten Kill in Manchester, VT.
The structure was owned by the state. It was in poor condition, creating a safety hazard, and repairing it would have cost a great deal of money. The
removal eliminated a barrier to fish passage and passage by other aquatic organisms. But it also took away a pond that was highly valued by neighbors.
The Agricultural Stewardship Association will be presenting a free program about "Agroforestry Strategies for Riverlands and Beyond".
Wenesday, May 7th, 2014, 6:30 to 8 pm
Proudfit Community Room, Bancroft Public Library
181 South Main Street, Salem, NY.
Below please find the memo that I gave to the Vermont House Fish & Wildlife Committee to explain my bill H.814. I am offering them one of the many ways in which large wood in streams can plan a beneficial habitat role --- in this case possibly leading to cleaner water.
Rep. David Deen has written a opinion piece about how we can prevent "endocrine disrupters" from entering our surface water systems. He is the chair of the Vermont House Fish & Wildlife Committee.