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B.R.A.T. Receives Grants For BioBlitz

posted Friday, July 5, 2019

The all-volunteer Black River Action Team is hosting a two-day nature exploration extravaganza on Saturday and Sunday, July 27th & 28th thanks largely to a pair of community grants from the Claremont Savings Bank and Mascoma Bank.

The funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the 2nd Annual Black River BioBlitz, allowing participants of all ages to join the free, family-friendly event held in Springfield, VT. From hands-on displays to expert-led walks, participants will be intrigued by all manner of flora and fauna, from trees to turtles, dragonflies to ducks, and ferns to flowers. There will even be a nocturnal session featuring owls presented by VINS and moths by the Vermont Entomological Society. Observations of all organisms can be shared with the project page at iNaturalist, to help BRAT build on a natural resources inventory of the watershed.

Learn more about BioBlitz at www.BlackRiverActionTeam.org and about the grant programs at https://www.claremontsavings.com/about-us/community-commitment.html and https://www.mascomabank.com/giving/the-mascoma-bank-foundation/.

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