Saturday, June 19, 2010

Leovich Landing Clears Permitting Hurdles

On June 19, Leovich Landing cleared the last permitting hurdle, with receipt of a determination from the Department of Environmental Protection's Waterways Regulation Program that no permit is needed for the boat launch. Earlier in the week, the The State Historical Commission determined that work on the site was unlikely to affect historical or archaeological resources. This clears the way for The Last Green Valley to give us the go-ahead to incur costs and count in-kind contributions specified in the grant we received. Time to get moving!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beavers Beware

On June 16 the French River Connection received a $500 donation from Wal-Mart to purchase wire to protect trees threatened by beavers. So far in 2010, we have already protected 100 trees with wire mostly donated by Home Depot. This will allow us to continue the program, which has proven to be a good way to introduce youth groups to the river.