Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

Eagle Scout projects have a big impact

by Mary Ann Lickteig Eagle Scout projects are dotted all over Shelburne, and thanks to Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602, four new ones are nearing completion. • Nate Brangan rehabilitated and rebuilt a quarter mile of Clarke Trail in Shelburne Bay Park. • Nathaniel Mick designed and coordinated the construction of four benches for Bay… Read More »

Changes planned for Shelburne Veterans Monument landscaping

Changes planned for Shelburne Veterans Monument landscaping

The Veterans’ Monument on the Village Green is a quiet, strong presence in the midst of a busy spot. This is part of its appeal – the meditative space sits next to a bustling green, accompanied frequently by the farmers market, Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees, or children playing. Though the outdoor space was planted… Read More »

Shelburne Dog Park needs to find a new home

By Mark Kobzik The Shelburne Dog Park’s future is officially uncertain now that state and town officials have agreed that it must be moved from its current wetland location on Harbor Road. After much review with state environmental officials, Dog Park Committee Chair Kay Boyce told the selectboard Tuesday night that it is clear the… Read More »

Leaflit — American Sycamore

Leaflit — American Sycamore

Welcome to the first installment of LEAFlit, an occasional column by the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee about a tree species native to our area. This committee aims to raise public awareness of trees by providing information on how to identify various species. Committee members will be at Saturday’s Shelburne Farmers Market to sign up volunteers… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Thursday Drop by the library on Thursday, May 18 for the 3:15pm showing of the PG-rated movie “The Lorax.” This Dr. Seuss film will entertain you and help you understand the importance of trees in the environment. This showing is being held in conjunction with the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee, which works to bring awareness… Read More »

The story behind Arbor Day

By Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee On Friday, May 5, Vermonters celebrated Arbor Day. Since its inception in 1872 by Nebraskan J. Sterling Morton, it has been a day set aside for the celebration of trees and their benefits. The following is an excerpt from an article written by the National Arbor Day Foundation about the… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Thursday night: The Pierson Library is partnering with the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee during the month of May to host Tree Beard and share information on planting trees. Members of the Tree Advisory Committee will be on-hand to answer questions and provide helpful tips on Thursday, May 4, 5:30-6:30pm. They will have handouts explaining the… Read More »

Parks and recreation news

Shelburne Recreation Holiday Office Hours: The office will be closed at noon Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26 and again on Monday Jan. 2, 2017. We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! We have enjoyed working with you and your families throughout the past year and are looking forward to more fun… Read More »

The Readers Write

Bay and Harbor Roads – part of County Bike Path Plans To all of you who own property or drive on Bay or Harbor Roads—the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission has decided they want to make these roads part of Chittenden County’s bike paths. The “Bay Road Mobility Study” is a cherry-picked project for the… Read More »

Tree celebration at Shelburne Beach

Tree celebration at Shelburne Beach

Late last year, the Shelburne Parks and Recreation Committee approached the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee about addressing the health of the trees at the beach, and whether some needed to be removed. The Parks and Recreation Committee asked for recommendations on the types of tree species to plant and which locations were conducive, based on… Read More »