What We Do

The Richmond Land Trust is a private, non-profit, grass-roots organization working to conserve and care for places that are central to the quality of life people enjoy in our community. Through a variety of voluntary agreements with landowners, we have:

  • Conserved more than 700 acres of farms, fields, woodlands, wetlands and recreation sites throughout Richmond
  • Protected Gillett Pond from being drained by teaming with Friends of Gillett Pond to raise funds to purchase the aging dam and begin working towards its repair
  • Created a combined conservation/education/recreation area at Willis Hill, a scenic feature of Richmond's western gateway adjacent to our two schools
  • Helped save important historic landmarks, including the buildings now housing the Town Center and Post Office, the Richmond Free Library, and VYCC headquarters
  • Opened up three public canoe access points on the Winooski River, plus fishing areas along both the Winooski and Huntington Rivers
  • Established popular hiking trails through Richmond's silver maple/ostrich fern floodplain forest one of the few remaining in Vermont

None of these projects would have succeeded without tremendous community support and volunteer efforts. And many opportunities still remain to protect the special values of Richmond's landscape beautiful hills and valleys ... clean rivers and streams ... thriving wildlife habitat ... and places where local farmers and foresters can continue working the land they and their families love. Please consider becoming a member of our organization, joining in our activities and supporting our ongoing work.

The Richmond Land Trust
P.O. Box 605
Richmond, VT 05477
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