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Dog River Now…and In the Future

Do you live near the Dog River?  Fish in the Dog River?  Swim in the Dog River? Are you concerned about its future? What do you want and need for fishing, clean water, recreation, and protected wildlife?

Come and participate in this FREE program and symposium on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Organizers: Northfield Conservation Commission with the support of the Berlin Conservation Commission and Montpelier Conservation Commission

Co-Sponsors: Dog River Conservancy at Norwich University, Friends of the Winooski River, Trout Unlimited-Mad Dog Chapter, Vermont Coverts, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District, North Branch Nature Center


1:00 pm: Field trip to the Roxbury Fish Hatchery — Participants should meet at the fish hatchery (aka “Roxbury Fish Culture Station”) at 3696 Roxbury Road (Route 12A).

2:30 pm: River dynamics demonstration using the “flume table” (Brown Public Library Community Room, 93 South Main Street, Northfield)

3:00-4:00 pm: Panel Discussion (Brown Public Library Community Room, 93 South Main Street, Northfield) (Activity table set up in the back of the room for children)

Speakers: Karen Bates, Watershed Planner, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation; Will Eldridge, Aquatic Habitat Biologist, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife; Gretchen Alexander, Central Region River Scientist, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

4:00-4:15 pm: Local environmental organizations summarize their priorities

4:15-5:00 pm: Breakout Groups for Community Discussion and Recommendations about the Future of the Dog River

Questions?  Call Ruth at 802-485-4554

We hope to see you there!