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

Latest News

Introducing VRC’s 2021 summer swimming hole steward, Reilly Butler!

I have lived my whole life in Vermont, I grew ... more »

Staff Departure, Year-End Review and More in our Latest Newsletter

Read our 2020 year-end newsletter here. And if you want ... more »

Maggie Citarella’s visit to the North Branch Cascades

The day that I visited the North Branch Cascades ... more »

North Branch Cascades Trail is Open!

This has been a very popular time for the one-mile ... more »

River Access video featuring our own Noah Pollock!

Here’s a wonderful video created by Lake ... more »

Privy installed at the North Branch Cascades Trail

We’re so happy to see folks out on our North ... more »


See All »