New Haven Conservation Commission receives AVCC grant

MONTPELIER — Trail work, a publication highlighting local hikes, the support for a town-wide natural resource inventory and a natural resources training program for a local community all are expected to go forward thanks to recent grants awarded to local groups by the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions.
Grants were awarded to conservation commissions in New Haven, Bradford, Dummerston and Milton. Each group will receive $600 from the AVCC Tiny Grant program.
“We are proud to be able to help advance, in a small way, conservation projects identified and carried out by local conservation commissions,” said Jake Brown, chair of AVCC. “Supporting this sort of work is what AVCC is all about.”
The New Haven Conservation Commission will receive money to work with the Shelburne Farms’ PLACE (Place-based Landscape Analysis and Community Education) program to increase awareness in New Haven of the local, natural landscape. The grant will also fund analysis of the data and production of documentation and mapping that can be used by other boards in town. 
Those who want to know more about New Haven’s plans may contact Dean Percival at 388-0504.
Conservation commissions are non-regulatory bodies designed to advise planning commissions and select boards on natural resources issues. Often these commissions get involved in natural resource inventories and land management of town-owned lands as well as many other types of projects.

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