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Two Things: The Missing Middle Housing Hunt & the Annual Muddy Onion Bike Ride

Two things: a new photo contest to capture Vermont’s missing middle housing, and Onion River Outdoors’ annual Muddy Onion Bike Ride! 

Stay informed, stay connected—two things.

The Missing Middle Housing Hunt Contest Commences

Across the country, small- to mid-sized housing that’s affordable for middle-income households is in short supply. Livable neighborhoods provide a diverse range of housing choices in a walkable context, often including a mix of medium- to high-density housing types, known as “Missing Middle Housing.” We’ve teamed up with AARP-VT and the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development to launch The Great Housing Hunt – a photo contest to raise awareness of this “missing middle housing.” Help us uncover examples of this “missing” housing in your community, and share your photos for a chance to win a gift card to a local business. Learn more and submit your photos here! 

Onion River Outdoors’ Annual Muddy Onion Bike Ride – Saturday, April 22nd 

Come out of your winter hibernation for a fully supported gravel grinder covering (almost) all of the amazing dirt roads Central Vermont has to offer. Onion River Outdoors is hosting their annual Muddy Onion bike ride this Saturday, April 22 – Earth Day! – and will be donating $2/person to VNRC for participants who either bring their own utensils to the post-ride meal, or buy a reusable utensil to use that day and beyond. There will be three different ride length options – 20, 40, and 55 mile loops. We hope to see you there! Learn more and register to ride or volunteer here.

P.S. We’re hiring an ECO AmeriCorps Ecological Restoration Associate! This role will be critically important in providing technical support for our policy development related to water quality and forest conservation, and managing dam removal and aquatic habitat restoration. Learn more about the position here. We hope you can help us spread the word!