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.
Thank you, and have some much-deserved fun!
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:
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.
- Led the effort to conserve approximately 650 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 and 1,000 acres of surrounding agricultural and forest lands
- Created canoe and fishing access points along the Winooski River
- Established hiking trails through the town’s floodplain forest – one of the few remaining in Vermont