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We have seen many stories about overcrowded parks as people get outside while self distancing. It is important to avoid these crowded parks in order to stay safe and keep our trails in good condition for the future. A good way to avoid crowds is to try stay close to home when enjoying the outdoors. Stay within your neighborhood or better yet your backyard. There has been no better time to get some much needed yard work done.

Now, if you are looking for a way to create a vibrant and beautiful yard, we want to point you in the direction of Chittenden County Forester, Ethan Tapper. Currently he is putting out many free webinars for Vermonters interested in stewardship and land management. Even if you have a small piece of land to work with you make it a part of a healthy landscape. This one seemed particularly helpful to you this week.

Backyard Stewardship: A Virtual Hike with the Chittenden County Forester

Tuesday, March 31 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper for a webinar presentation called “Backyard Stewardship.” This presentation will focus on how small parcels contribute to a vibrant and healthy natural landscape, and what you can do to help your small woodlot be healthy. This presentation will also discuss basic forest ecology and the broader historical context that contribute to the forests we have today. Please join us (virtually)! https://www.facebook.com/events/268541677598018/

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