Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vermont Environmental News, August 4, 2010

Work begins on access to Burlington bike path | The Burlington Free Press
The Old North End access point to the Vermont 127 bike path, on Manhattan Drive at St. Louis Street, is getting the attention people in the neighborhood have said for years it needs.

Neighbors began agitating for improvements five years ago, said Peg Dumas, who lives on St. Louis Street.

The bike path descends through a battered link fence down an asphalt drive into the Intervale, then turns north, running parallel to Vermont 127 to the New North End.
Southern Vermont's new bald eagle takes flight | WCAX.COM
The first bald eagle to have been born in southern Vermont in more than a century has left its nest.

The eagle is one of a pair of nesting birds in Rockingham.

Vermont began re-introducing young eagles in 2004. The first nesting pair was confirmed in 2008. Vermont was the last of the lower 48 states to have nesting eagles return after their drastic decline in the 60s and 70s.