AVCC awards ‘Tiny Grant’ to Conservation Commission

PUTNEY — Developing a forest management plan, constructing bat houses, updating amenities along a forest trail, a community climate change presentation, printing trail maps, and marking wildlife corridors, are all projects that have recently received financial support, thanks to grants from the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions.

As part of the Commissions' Tiny Grant Program, a grant was awarded to the Putney Conservation Commission to reprint its popular Putney Trails Map titled Places to Walk, Hike, Bike, and X-C in Putney, VT to inspire healthy physical activity within the community for residents and visitors alike.

Projects were also funded in Bethel, Bolton, Burke, Johnson, and Warren. Groups will receive between $250 and $400 depending on the project.

Conservation commissions are non-regulatory bodies designed to advise planning commissions and selectboards on natural resources issues. The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions has offered the Tiny Grant Program for several years, and conservation commissions (or groups working to become conservation commissions) who are AVCC members are eligible.

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