Staying COVID Safe at RLT Preserves

The Governor’s COVID-19 instructions still allow Vermonters to enjoy the outdoors while staying close to home. Richmond Land Trust preserves are open (except for Huntington Gorge – see our Preserve List for more information) but we ask you to follow these tips for keeping yourself, your loved ones and the community healthy during this public health emergency:

- Go out only if you feel healthy, and only with family members and housemates.
- Don’t crowd. Stay at least six feet away from others, including when in gathering points like parking lots and scenic overlooks.
- Please leash your dogs. They’re members of the household, too, and need to be kept at least six feet away from others as well. It’s safer for wildlife, too.
- Avoid sharing food, drink and equipment (phones, cameras, flashlights, water bottles, etc.

For more information please see the Guidelines for Outdoor Recreation and COVID 19 issued by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.

Thank you, and stay safe!

Need to get outside and connect with the land? Check out RLT's Preserve List and Map.

      What We Do

The Richmond Land Trust is a non-profit, grass-roots organization of residents and friends of Richmond, Vermont, a town of about 4,000 people in the foothills of the Green Mountains about 15 miles from Burlington. Through voluntary agreements with landowners, we have:

  • Led efforts to conserve more than 800 acres of Richmond farms, river banks, woodlands and recreation areas – important parts of the quality of life people enjoy here
  • Helped save the former Universalist Church and the Elementary School, historic buildings now housing the Richmond Free Library, and the Town Center and Post Office
  • Spearheaded a project to preserve three historic farmsteads in town, including twin “monitor” barns, one of which now serves as the headquarters for the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
  • Created access points along the Winooski River for anglers and paddlers
  • Established hiking trails through the town’s floodplain forest – one of the best examples of this beautiful natural community in Vermont
  • Launched a project with Friends of Gillett Pond to save this treasured body of water by replacing its aged, deteriorated dam with a new one.

As successful as we have been, much remains to be done to protect qualities of our landscape – the beautiful hills and valleys, the abundant wildlife, the clean rivers and streams, and places where farmers and foresters can still work the land they and their families love. We invite you to become a member and support our work.

The Richmond Land Trust
P.O. Box 605
Richmond, VT 05477
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