Parks and trails play a vital role in wellness as places where community members are able be active and connect with nature. This past spring, the Milton Conservation Commission along with volunteers, Brian Pease and Will Dulmer, built a new and improved bridge for the Lamoille River Walk Trail after the original bridge was damaged during the Halloween storm of 2019.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have been visiting local parks and trails to get out of the house. Rebuilding the bridge provided much needed infrastructure so the community could fully enjoy this recreation resources and fulfill the Milton Conservation Commission’s commitment to, “…providing outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature.” To make this new bridge possible, Milton Conservation Trail and their volunteers partnered with RiseVT, Poulin Lumber, and Rebecca and Marcel Choquette – neighboring landowners who gave permission to use the land.

On June 1st, 2020, the Milton Selectboard signed this resolution expressing their gratitude and appreciation to the Milton Conservation Commission, partners, and volunteers:

Milton Selectboard resolution (004)