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Boat Greeter Coming to Waterbury Reservoir This Summer

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This summer, if you launch your canoe, kayak or motorboat from the Blush Hill Access area on Waterbury Reservoir, chances are you'll meet a Boat Greeter. The greeter will provide information about the reservoir and educate users about what they can do to keep the lake free from invasive aquatic species.

The program is made possible by a grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to Friends of Waterbury Reservoir, a non-profit group committed to protecting and enhancing the ecological, recreational and community values of the Waterbury Reservoir.

The Friends of Waterbury Reservoir is currently accepting applications for the Boat Greeter position, which will be part time, a couple of days a week from May - September. You can view the complete job description, or to application here.

Since the funding isn't enough to cover the costs of the program, Friends of Waterbury Reservoir is also accepting donations. You can also donate to the boat greeter program he…

Have You Seen Me?

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Local moth species, Archiearis infans, also known as The Infant. Day-flier. Reliable sign of early spring. Last spotted resting by a local trail near Coolidge State Park. Good at hiding unless disturbed so look carefully! 

The Infant 
Photo Credit: Jeremy DeWaard, University of British Columbia

Nickname: The Infant Identifying features: Size of a quarter, orange marks on wings, often mistaken for a butterfly. 
Wanted for questioning on an unrelated fly-by. Not considered a danger to the public at this time.

You’re Invited to an Open House and Public Meeting to discuss Molly’s Falls State Park

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Who: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, and members of the public who have an interest in Molly’s Falls/ Marshfield Reservoir
When: Thursday April 21, 2016 5:30- 7:00pm: Open House and Public Comment 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation and Public Comment
Where: 3rd Floor Auditorium, Town Offices, Cabot Vermont
Do you live in Central Vermont? Have you used Molly’s Falls in the past? Do you care about the management of Vermont’s natural resources?

This is a great chance for the public to be involved in the management of our newest state park, Molly’s Falls, to ask questions and to comment. Attendees and members of the public will also have the opportunity to complete a survey on how they use the reservoir and surrounding area.

Molly’s Falls Pond (Marshfield Pond) is a reservoir located just 14.8 miles from Barre, VT in the rural town of Cabot in north-central Vermont. The area is a working landscape of farms and forests, and is home to the 26,000-ac…