Mountain Goat Teams Up with Lake Champlain Land Trust to Host Tree Giveaway
The Mountain Goat and the Lake Champlain Land Trust are teaming up to host a Tree Giveaway at the outdoor gear shop’s location at 4886 Main Street in Manchester Center on Saturday, June 1, from 12 to 4 p.m. Staff from the Lake Champlain Land Trust will be on hand to discuss proper tree planting techniques and answer questions about natural landscaping for water quality, as well as give away bundles of bare-root native trees and shrubs.
The event is part of the Lake Champlain Land Trust’s ‘It Takes a Watershed’ project, an innovative watershed-scale approach to making water quality improvements that leverages the skills and dedication of local citizens to restore our waterways.
“One of the most effective ways to improve water quality is for individuals and landowners to plant trees on their property that help absorb excess runoff before it flows into our streams, rivers and lakes,” said Chris Boget, executive director of the Lake Champlain Land Trust. We are so thankful to the Mountain Goat for helping us educate and empower citizens to help protect the precious waters that sustain our communities.”
“Clean water is an essential ingredient in Southern Vermont’s outdoor recreation economy and unique sense of place,” noted Anne and Ron Houser, owners of the Mountain Goat. “We encourage folks to stop by the shop, learn about how you can help protect water quality, and pick up some free trees to plant in your neighborhood.” The event is supported by the Mountain Goat and made possible by generous funding from Patagonia.
The Lake Champlain Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with communities, landowners, partners and colleagues in both New York and Vermont to
permanently conserve and steward the shore lands, wildlife
habitats, river corridors and natural areas of the Champlain Region. Learn more at lclt.org.