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Wind Storm Recovery Update and How You Can Help

All trails and buildings remain closed until further notice.

Due to the predicted rain and wind in the forecast for the next few days, all of our trails will remain closed to the public. Hung-up tree tangles are in numerous locations, which will be particularly dangerous in the wind and rain.

We made some great progress working to clear the trails yesterday (see photos and videos below) - thanks for the help! We will keep working to clear the trails in the next few days. A crew from Shelburne Farms will be coming on Thursday and will bring heavy equipment and chainsaws. Thank you, Shelburne Farms! We hope to have most of our trails open by this weekend. Check our News page or Facebook page for the latest updates.

Limbwalker Tree Service will be working to remove the locust tree from the Audubon Vermont office building today. A huge thank-you to Limbwalker for your work today! The office will be closed while the work is being done. We will re-assess damage to the building once the tree is removed and will open the office as soon as possible.

All trails at the Green Mountain Audubon Center and the Audubon Vermont office building will remain closed until further notice.

How you can help:

  • Please stay off the trails until they are open. Check our News page or Facebook page for the latest updates.
  • Make a donation to support the Green Mountain Audubon Center as we work together to repair our buildings and trails after the wind storm. Click here to donate.
  • When the trails are open again, lend a hand.
    • As you walk the trails, if you see small branches please move them to the side of the trail.
    • If you find a tree blocking a trail that has re-opened please let us know so we can remove it. Email vermont@audubon.org to let us know the location and what you find.

Storm Recovery Photos and Video

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Opening up the trails at the Green Mountain Audubon Center after the wind storm on October 30, 2017.

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Steve Hagenbuch getting the job done!

Working to open the trails at the Green Mountain Audubon Center after the wind storm. Photo: Audubon Vermont
Green Mountain Audubon Center clubhouse storm clean-up. Photo: Audubon Vermont
Debbie Archer saving the clubhouse at the Green Mountain Audubon Center. Photo: Audubon Vermont
White Pine trees at the Green Mountain Audubon Center were particularly hard-hit during the wind storm. This is an example of what we're working to clear from the trails. Photo: Audubon Vermont
The damage from the wind storm to the stand of White Pine trees near the Sugarhouse field is particularly challenging. Photo: Audubon Vermont
We'll have plenty of "tree cookies" for our education programs! Rae Bronenkant and Emily Kaplita admire a tree cookie while Steve Hagenbuch makes some more. Photo: Audubon Vermont

How you can help, right now