Green Up Day!
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Green Up Day!

Join your friends and neighbors on May 6th for a community clean-up effort on Green Up Day!  South Hero Land Trust is organizing this annual event to clean up beaches, streets and trails that make South Hero special. There will be volunteer options for the whole family, and all volunteers are invited to the free BBQ afterwards! An hour or two of your time will make a huge difference in cleaning up our community in time for spring.

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Meet the Lambs at Paradise Bay Farm
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Meet the Lambs at Paradise Bay Farm

Join us for our annual Mother's Day weekend expedition to Paradise Bay Farm and meet this year's new lambs. We'll start with a wagon ride from the top of Buermann Hill, visit the lambs, and then learn about spinning yarn and weaving from farmer Ann Buermann.

Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org to with questions.

Please note: Please register to receive directions for meeting the wagon ride.

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Champlain Islands Farmers' Market Opening Day
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Champlain Islands Farmers' Market Opening Day

Visit your favorite local farmers, makers, artists, and cooks at the Champlain Islands Farmers' Market! The market in open two days a week from May 19th through September. Saturdays in Grand Isle at St. Joseph's Church from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Wednesdays in South Hero behind St. Rose of Lima Church from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. 

South Hero Land Trust will be hosting events at the Wednesday Market, check out calendar or events for more details!

 

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The Farms as a Classroom: Fostering Farm-to-School Partnerships
Apr
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Farms as a Classroom: Fostering Farm-to-School Partnerships

Join farmers, teachers and community organizations on April 17 and build your farm to school toolbox! Learn farm-based education activities you can adapt to your farm or classroom, dig into the "Anatomy of a Farm Field Trip" with farmer panelists, and participate in a mapping exercise to identify the many farm-to-school opportunities in the region. The workshop will conclude with an optional supper. 

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Maple Sugar Walk at Crescent Bay Farm
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Maple Sugar Walk at Crescent Bay Farm

Head up to Crescent Bay Farm to see the sugar bush in action! Enjoy a taste of maple
syrup as we get a tour of scenic Fox Hill with naturalist Alicia Daniel and the crew at Crescent Bay Farm, see the sugar-making operation, learn to tap a tree, and see the journey of sap becoming sweet maple syrup. 

After the hike, stick around at Snow Farm Winery for VT Maple Open House weekend festivities, including a sugar-making demonstration and more! 

Contact Guy at 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org or click here to RSVP via EventBrite

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Wally's Place 10th Birthday Party
Mar
22
6:00 AM06:00

Wally's Place 10th Birthday Party

Wally's Place is turning 10! Help celebrate this exciting anniversary and support SHLT too! The crew at Wally's Place will have fun activities happening all day, and Emily and Guy will be on hand to talk about SHLT's latest projects. More details coming soon.

Wally's Place will donate 25% of proceeds from the day to SHLT, so come on over- eat bagels and support land conservation on March 22nd!

 

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Winter Wildlife Signs- A Tracking Walk
Mar
3
1:30 PM13:30

Winter Wildlife Signs- A Tracking Walk

Join South Hero Land Trust and expert tracker Sophie Mazowita as we exploring the forest in search of winter wildlife signs and sightings! Sophie is a graduate of the Field Naturalist Masters Program at UVM , a youth mentor and naturalist at Crow's Path, and organizes the Burlington Tracking Club. We are very excited to have Sophie lead this walk.

During the walk we'll learn how to identify common tracks and other signs of wildlife in the field, as well as teach us about how these animals adapt to the winter. This is going to be a great walk. We hope you can join us!

Please register HERE>> to reserve your spot. Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org with questions.

Please note: This walk is on private property. Please register to receive directions.

 

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Embrace The Winter: A Family-Friendly Snowshoe Hike at Round Pond
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Embrace The Winter: A Family-Friendly Snowshoe Hike at Round Pond

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Embrace the Winter!

Join South Hero Land Trust and Rise VT for a morning ramble on showshoes at Round Pond Natural Area. We'll enjoy the quiet woods, fields, and beautiful lake Champlain shoreline. This family friendly hike is relatively flat and about 1 mile round trip.

We'll bring some hot cider!

Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org with questions.

If you need snowshoes to borrow, call or email us!

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Reading the Forested Landscape: A Winter Naturalist Walk
Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

Reading the Forested Landscape: A Winter Naturalist Walk

"Reading the Forested Landscape -- What Trees Have to Tell Us"

Join us for a morning ramble on the Landon Community Trail with naturalist Alicia Daniel. We will be exploring the world of trees from the mighty oak to the sweet sugar maple. The walk is easy-medium (one hill) and appropriate for all ages. 

Please let us know if you plan to join us: RSVP here. Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org with questions.

Directions: Please park in the Landon Community Trail parking area. From Route 2, turn onto Landon Road (near the Sandbar, it is a right hand turn if coming from the village, a left hand turn is coming from the causeway). The parking area is about 1 mile down, on the right. 

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Fall Workday at the Landon Community Trail
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Workday at the Landon Community Trail

Join South Hero Land Trust and the Friends of South Hero Trails for a fun afternoon working on the Landon Community Trail! We had a great work party at Landon back in September and we'll be back just one more time this season to finish up some work before the cold weather comes. We'll be clearing branches and other debris on the trail, clipping back brush, and generally getting the trail ready for fall. Tools will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves.

No experience is necessary. All are welcome.

Visit our eventbrite page to sign up for this event!

Questions? Call Guy at 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org.

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Autumn Nature and Foliage Photography Workshop with Green Mountain Exposure
Oct
15
6:45 AM06:45

Autumn Nature and Foliage Photography Workshop with Green Mountain Exposure

Sunday, October 15th 6:45 AM – 6:30 PM (Rain date: Saturday October 22)

Limited to 8 participants to maximize one-on-one instruction. Please email guy@shlt.org or call 802-372-3786 to reserve your place.

Cost: $95.00 per person. Payment due upon registration. Checks can be made out to South Hero Land Trust. 

Join us for this full-day, small-group photographic workshop featuring the South Hero Land Trust’s favorite properties. This program teaches how to use your camera to develop a deeper connection with nature, while building the technical skills to dramatically improve your photography. We’ll visit farmsteads, orchards, forests, and fields to photograph South Hero’s most beautiful scenery in prime morning and evening light, and spend the afternoon practicing exercises that fuse natural history with composition and camera technique. Participants will leave with beautiful photographs and a powerful new approach to walking in the woods. Suited to photographers and nature lovers of all skill levels!

Breakfast is included. Please pack a lunch. A digital camera is required, and a tripod is recommended. More specific details will be provided upon registration. This workshop is limited to 8 participants to maximize one-on-one instruction.

About the Instructor:

Sean Beckett is a professional naturalist guide and photographer who brings guests to see and photograph North America’s most beautiful landscapes and charismatic wildlife. In addition to his work as an expedition leader for the World Wildlife Fund, Sean is a Frog Hollow Artisan and photography instructor in Burlington. Sean received his M.S. from UVM’s Field Naturalist graduate program. For more information, see www.greenmountainexposure.com

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Trail Workday on the Landon Community Trail
Sep
9
9:30 AM09:30

Trail Workday on the Landon Community Trail

Join the Friends of South Hero Trails for a fun morning working on the Landon Community Trail! We'll be clearing branches and other debris on the trail, clipping back brush, and generally getting the trail ready for fall. Tools and snacks will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP here.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Apples with Hackett's Orchard & Vermont Land Trust
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrating 50 Years of Apples with Hackett's Orchard & Vermont Land Trust

Celebrate 50 years of business with the Hackett family! Take a wagon ride through the orchard with Ron Hackett and his grandson, Devin, and learn about various aspects of apple growing in Vermont. Then meet Celia Hackett and her daughter Deb to learn about the store, washing/sorting room, and the kitchen. Enjoy refreshments from the orchard and learn how this multi-generational farm has grown and adapted over the last 50 years.

This event is free and open to everyone. To register (because headcount are helpful!) now, click HERE

This event is part of Vermont Land Trust's 40th Anniversary Event Series. Visit vlt.org/events to see the rest of our 40 events happening across the state this summer and fall!

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Annual Celebration & Picnic at Tracy Woods
Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Celebration & Picnic at Tracy Woods

Celebrate 20 Years of Conservation & Community at South Hero Land Trust's Annual Picnic! 

We've almost reached our fundraising goal to conserve the Tracy Woods and open a mile of public access trails through the fields and woods. Join us for a great picnic in the fields and walk through the woods, and help us celebrate 20 years of land conservation and community building in South Hero! Meet the landowners who are making this project possible, and learn more about the unique woodland!

We'll be hosting a potluck picnic from 11-12:30 with stories and updates from SHLT staff and directors. Then Nancy Patch, county forester, will lead a tree walk along the trails, sharing her knowledge of the amazing trees, plants, and animals living in Tracy Woods. 

Cook Sisters Catering will provide the main meal, please bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVPs are welcome but not required (it helps us to estimate how many to cook for, but please show up no matter what!). RSVP here!

Tracy Woods is located at 47 Tracy Road in South Hero.

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Things with Wings! A Summer Naturalist Walk
Aug
5
9:30 AM09:30

Things with Wings! A Summer Naturalist Walk

Join us for a morning ramble at Round Pond State Natural Area in South Hero and discover all the winged creatures that live there, from birds to butterflies to dragonflies and more! We'll be joined by expert naturalist Sean Beckett. Bring your binoculars and walking shoes, but please leave dogs at home this time.

Please let us know if you plan to join us: RSVP here. Call 372-3786 or email guy@shlt.org with questions.

Directions: Please park near the orange gate on East Shore Road. From Route 2, turn onto Landon Road (near the Sandar, it is a right hand turn if coming from the village, a left hand turn is coming from the causeway). Take your first left onto East Shore Road, and the natural area is on your left, about a quarter of a mile further on. 

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Volunteer Day at the Landon Community Trail
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Day at the Landon Community Trail

Join the Friends of South Hero Trails for a summertime trail clean up day at the Landon Community Trail. We will be cleaning up brush and debris from the trails, cutting back branches, and generally getting the trail ready for summer walking and running. Tools will be provided, please bring your own gloves and water. RSVP with Guy by emailing guy@shlt.org or calling 802.372.3786.

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Green Up Day!
May
6
9:00 AM09:00

Green Up Day!

Join your friends and neighbors on May 6th for a community clean-up effort on Green Up Day!  South Hero Land Trust is organizing this annual event to clean up beaches, streets and trails that make South Hero special. There will be volunteer options for the whole family, and all volunteers are invited to the free BBQ afterwards! An hour or two of your time will make a huge difference in cleaning up our community in time for spring.

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Reading the Forested Landscape: A Spring Wildflower Walk at Tracy Woods
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Reading the Forested Landscape: A Spring Wildflower Walk at Tracy Woods

Join South Hero Land Trust for “Exploring the Forested Landscape: A Spring Wildflower Walk at Tracy Woods” on April 22! Tracy Woods is a unique and beautiful natural resource in the center of South Hero, that South Hero Land Trust and Lake Champlain Land Trust are working together to protect through a conservation easement.

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