Thursday March 01, 2018
The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District (WNRCD) is holding its annual tree and shrub sale, offering a wide selection of species for home, garden, and conservation projects. In addition, the sale includes several species of locally sourced trees and shrubs. All proceeds from the sale are used to develop and implement WNRCD on-the-ground projects such as creation of riparian and shoreline buffers, stormwater mitigation, fish habitat restoration, culvert replacements, and more.
All orders must be postmarked by March 31 and pick-up date is April 21, 9 to noon. Place your orders for the WNRCD’s 34th annual tree sale by visiting the district’s website for an order form and detailed information on the available selection at www.winooskinrcd.org. In addition to the tree sale, WNRCD is offering brook and rainbow trout to stock private ponds and original artwork picturing the fish species found within the waters of the Winooski River and Lake Champlain. There are original sketches and prints for sale including 17 different variety of local fish, as well as individual requests for a sketching from one’s favorite catch or trophy fish. All proceeds of the trout sale and the artwork go towards WNRCD fish habitat restoration work and project implementation, such as replacing or retrofitting undersized and failing culverts.
The WNRCD is one of 14 conservation districts throughout Vermont. It encompasses all of Chittenden and Washington County as well as parts of Orange County. The district relies on grants and individual donations to complete its conservation work. The WNRCD focuses its resources on completing conservation projects within the areas of agricultural assistance, forestland enhancement, urban conservation and watershed stewardship. For more information, visit www.winooskinrcd.org.