Visitor Center at Dead Creek opens May 11
ADDISON — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will open the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison for the season on Friday, May 11. The visitor center will be open Fridays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August and will offer a variety of free programs for all ages throughout the spring and summer.
Hours will be expanded in the fall, when lots of people come to the Route 17 West area to watch the seasonal migration of snow birds.
The Dead Creek Visitor Center opened in 2017 and is a new educational facility featuring displays highlighting the history of Dead Creek and conservation, fish and wildlife management, conservation partnerships, habitat features, and the many species — particularly birds — that live in the region.
Visitors can take a self-guided tour to learn about local fish and wildlife, the history of Dead Creek, habitat and land management, and the impacts of climate change on the natural world. Knowledgeable staff or volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, help visitors find a place to see wildlife, or assist with buying a hunting or fishing license or Vermont Habitat Stamp. The center is a good spot for kids and adults to stop and explore the many facets of a Vermont wildlife management area.
“Dead Creek is beloved by so many and is a great place to experience nature,” says Amy Alfieri, biologist and manager of Dead Creek. “We are excited to open the visitor center for the season and provide a space for people to learn about the conservation efforts that help this special place continue to thrive. We’ve added some great programming that will help people make a deeper connection with fish and wildlife and the habitat that sustains them.”
For more information about the Dead Creek Visitor Center, see vtfishandwildlife.com/dead-creek-visitor-center.html.
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