New Public Access to the Winooski River at Twinfield Union School

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Traveling on Route 2 through Plainfield VT, paddlers, anglers and swimmers now have a safe path to access the Winooski River.  Just off of Nasmith Brook Road, a parking area and informational Kiosk on the Twinfield Union School property directs you to a gravel path and ramp, leading to the river’s edge.

Taken from Nasmith Brook Road on the bridge where it intersects Route 2, the new public access slopes gradually downstream to the rivers edge.

Taken from Nasmith Brook Road on the bridge where it intersects Route 2, the new public access slopes gradually to the rivers edge. (Photo by: Sam Watson)

The VRC is grateful for the help from many community partners in the completion of this project!  We appreciate the support and enthusiasm for the project by the Twinfield Union School, and it’s principal Mark Mooney. Twinfield School teacher Trevor Tait helped to organize the project and built the informational kiosk with his students.  Twinfield staff member Richard used the school’s tractor to move much of the stone on site for us.

Mike from J.A. McDonald helping Noah Pollock and Seth Bosman sort rocks for our project.  Mike shares with us a love for Vermont's rivers, thank you for the stories and your assistance throughout the project!  Photo by: Sam Watson

Mike from J.A. McDonald helping Noah Pollock and Seth Bosman sort rocks for our project. Mike shares with us a love for Vermont’s rivers, thank you for the stories and your assistance throughout the project!
(Photo by: Sam Watson)

Stone was donated by J.A. McDonald operating out of the Bickfords Quarry, and M. Brown Trucking out of East Montpelier donated their services to move the material.  Rounding off our team were three interns from Johnson State College; Seth Bosman, Steve Eng, and Jacob Jackson.

Pictured left to right; Steve Eng, Sam Watson, Jacob Jackson, Seth Bosman and Noah Pollock

Pictured left to right; Steve Eng, Sam Watson, Jacob Jackson, Seth Bosman and Noah Pollock (Photo by: Noah Pollock)

Funded through a grant from the American Canoe Association.

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