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New Trail Work Dates Set
Please come and help us complete a new trail; no experience necessary. Great exercise... Good company... Wonderful cause. Tools and water provided. Meet at Wrights Mountain trailhead parking area. Trail Work Schedule Saturday, September 11, 8am - 11am Sunday, September 12, 8am - 11am Tuesday, September 14, 4pm - 7pm Thursday, September 16, 4pm - 7pm All volunteers get a FREE Bradford Conservation Commission water bottle. Call 802-439-3562 for more information.
BRADFORD CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Stop By The BCC Booth At LEAF!
Try our famous maple-apple fritters! We’ll also have hot dogs, apple cider and coffee! All proceeds benefit farm and forest conservation projects in Bradford.
Sept 25 • River Bend, Bradford, VT 9am - 4pm • Home energy efficiency skills for do-it-yourselfers. • Taught by a certified building performance instructor. • Opportunity to quality for energy efficiency incentives and rebates up to $2,500 through DIY Pilot Program. • Topics include: attics & air-sealing, windows & doors, and foundations & basements. Presented by Central VT Community Action Council in partnership with River Bend Career & Technical Center. Cost of $150 includes training, safety gear, a $150 energy audit certificate from Efficiency Vermont, a foam gun, and a copy of The Homeowner’s Handbook To Energy Efficiency. To register go to www.weatherizationskillshop.com or call 888-514-2151.
Local Energy Alternatives Festival
Sept 18 • Main St, Bradford, VT 9am - 6pm Sponsored by the Energy Committee of the Bradford Conservation Commission, with Support from New England Grass Roots Environment Fund, the Byrne Foundation and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Commission. This festival focuses on positive, local solutions to the intimidating energy and environmental issues that surround us. Located in the heart of Bradford, Vermont, the festival celebrates the revitalizing spirit of collaboration and sustainability by bringing together local renewable energy providers, merchants, musicians, farmers, and crafters to share and promote creative ideas and practices. Over 20 FREE workshops will be offered, on topics ranging from insulating your house, to improving your soil, to raising meat goats, to learning to knit. While the workshops are free, LEAF organizers are hoping that attendees will bring a donation to the Bradford foodshelf. There will be kids programs and a vibrant farmers and artisan’s market. And most of Bradford’s merchants are offering LEAF specials. Please join us on September 18th! For a complete listing of events and presenters, go to www.leafvt.org
Geocaching Workshop Led By Paul Hunt
Oct 2 • Bradford Academy, Bradford, VT 1pm - 3:30pm Meet at Bradford Academy for classroom instruction; then carpool to Devil’s Den Trail for hands-on experience. • Introduction To Geocaching • Introduction To Using A GPS Unit • Introduction To Finding A Roadside Cache • Geocaching In The Woods Along The Devil’s Den Trail A few GPS units are available on loan; bring your own if you have one. To reserve a space in this workshop call 802-439-3562. Rain date is set for October 16th.
Want To Take Part?
The BCC meets at the Bradford Academy at 6:30pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. All meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in helping the BCC with its important work should come to a meeting, or contact Nancy Jones, Chair at 802-439-3562. You can also connect with us online at www.bradfordconservation. org or find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Picasa.
PO Box 339, Bradford, Vermont 05033