Land conserved in Canaan, VT, protecting access to the Connecticut River

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Thanks to support from the Tillotson Foundation, Davis Foundation, Plum Creek, the Upper Connecticut Mitigation and Enhancement Fund, and individual donors, the VRC has purchased a parcel in Canaan, Vermont, which serves as an important boat launch in the area. For years, anglers and paddlers have been parking illegally on this privately owned land, causing tensions and disputes between recreationalists and the landowner. The Vermont River Conservancy is now developing a plan for municipal site ownership and future site improvements including a parking lot for paddlers and snowmobile users, an official boat launch, a kiosk that contains a map and site etiquette expectations, and a riparian buffer planted with native species to provide wildlife habitat and to protect water quality.

Canaan parcel map

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