When you support South Hero Land Trust with your tax-deductible donation, you are joining a community of people who have decided to take an active role in supporting local land conservation, trail building, stewardship, local farms, and place based education. Your contributions make our work in land conservation, education, and stewardship possible.
South Hero Land Trust is turning 20 this year, and we are excited to celebrate with you! Since 1997 we've conserved over 1,700 acres of land. We've hosted more than 170 events to connect our community to the land and local farms. We've seen 8 new farms open in South Hero, and many more county-wide. We've published 12 editions of the Champlain Islands Grown Guide to Agriculture, now on-line with more tools for connecting to local farms. We've built two trails, giving our community access to the natural world. Thank you for your enthusiastic and generous participation.
With your support this year, we will:
- Complete the Tracy Woods Project and open a mile of public trails through the fields and forest (learn more HERE)
- Work with South Hero landowners to develop new conservation projects
- Expand service learning opportunities for students at Folsom School- from trail work days at Round Pond Natural Area to gleaning at local farms
- Build Friends of South Hero Trails, a new volunteer group dedicated to building and stewarding local trails and supporting outdoor recreation
- Work with local partners on gleaning, and other food access programs in South Hero
- Partner with teachers, staff, and parents at Folsom School to grow their Farm to School program
- Offer more Naturalist Walks and other events for our community to learn about our natural heritage and landscape
- Work with more than 60 local farms and businesses to strengthen the food system and farm viability in the Champlain Islands