Paradee River Corridor

Name of Project: Paradee River Corridor Easement                paradee resized

Location: Sheldon, VT

River: Hungerford Brook

Type of Project: River Corridor Easement

Public Access: No

Date Completed: December 2010

Size: 7.7 Acres

Water Frontage: 3,200 feet

Landowner: Wynn and Pauline Paradee; Conservation Easement held by Vermont River Conservancy

Funding Partners: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources River Management Program

Property Description: This 50-foot wide river corridor easement along the Hungerford Brook will help improve the health of the river by providing a buffer to absorb nutrient runoff from the farm fields.  Vegetation has been planted in this buffer, further reducing erosion and enhancing riparian wildlife habitat.  Previously channelized and straightened, Hungerford Brook will also be allowed to regain its natural meandering pattern.

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