Monthly Meeting

This Thursday (March 3rd) at 7 pm at our office: 2839 VT Route 105, East Berkshire, VT – at the corner of 105 and 118 – we will be meeting to discuss current and future MRBA activities. Our meetings are always open to the public, and we would love to see you there!

Click the link below to see this meeting’s agenda.

MRBA Agenda March 2016

Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Designation Celebration

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On Saturday, June 6, 2015 national, regional, state, and local officials will come together with local community members to celebrate the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers as Vermont’s first rivers to be added to the prestigious national Wild and Scenic River network.  The event coincides with National Trails Day, and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s 15th Anniversary and will include over 25 exhibits highlighting the unique natural resources, cultural, scenic and recreational attributes of these Vermont rivers.  The ceremony is a collaboration between the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Committee, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Missisquoi River Basin Association, and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission of Vermont.  Between 11:30-1:30 there will be live music, and complimentary Vermont food and beverages at the Abbey 6212 VT-105 Enosburg Falls, VT.  For more information, please visit www.CelebrateTheMissisquoi.com or contact Rob Center, Event Director, at Rob@NorthernForestCanoeTrail.org

Volunteer to Plant Trees!

MRBA MEMEHelp us stabilize an eroding streambank in Bakersfield! We’ll be planting bare-root saplings and live willow stakes at the Lamonda property at 645 King Road, Bakersfield, VT. This volunteer workday is a continuation of a project started last fall. Come enjoy the spring weather (finally!) and get your hands dirty for clean water!

Saturday May 9th, 2015 – meet at 9 a.m.

Meet at:

Lamonda property – Bakersfield, at the Junctions of State Rte 108, Boston Post Road, and King Road, the first house on the right going up King road from State Rte 108. Look for our sign!

Bring your own refreshments and, if possible, a shovel and bucket. Waterproof footwear and gloves are recommended. No experience necessary. Email: mrba@pshift.com if you plan to attend.

 

 

 

Water Sampling

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Throughout the summer, we sample phosphorus, nitrogen, and turbidity at over twenty sites throughout the Missisquoi basin. We have been taking water samples for over nine years to discern trends in water quality. This has been an essential program for developing and maintaining best practices for habitat and stream restoration and stabilization. To learn more, visit our water sampling page by clicking here.