Apr 28th/29th: Community Paddle and Volunteer Opportunities

Join fellow river enthusiasts to explore a beautiful section of the Lamoille River – and help restore habitat on McCuin Island.

Friday, April 28th (1:00-4:30 PM): Help plant willow and dogwood on McCuin Island, restoring native plants following a Japanese Knotweed eradication effort. This will involve paddling upstream from an informal launch (1/4 mile, through moderate current) and hammering in 1-2 ft “live stakes” into the soil.

Saturday, April 29th (8:45 AM-12:30 PM): Join a five mile community paddle from bellow Cadys Falls to Johnson through the scenic 10 Bends section! The river here is a mix of swift calm water and riffles. Spring sites and sounds should abound! We’ll stop at McCuin Island for a snack break, to learn about the restoration effort and what makes the island special, and to complete the willow and dogwood plantings before paddling on to a take-out at Waterman Brook where we’ll shuttle car drivers back to the put-in.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 26th to

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for the Lamoille River!

This project is supported by an Education and Outreach Grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

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